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 (rĭb′wûrt′, -wôrt′)
Any of various plantains of the genus Plantago, especially P. lanceolata.


(Plants) a Eurasian plant, Plantago lanceolata, that has lancelike ribbed leaves, which form a rosette close to the ground, and a dense spike of small white flowers: family Plantaginaceae. Also called: ribgrass See also plantain1


(ˈrɪbˌgræs, -ˌgrɑs)

a plantain weed, Plantagolanceolata, with narrow basal leaves and small, whitish flowers.
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Noun1.ribwort - an Old World plantain with long narrow ribbed leaves widely established in temperate regionsribwort - an Old World plantain with long narrow ribbed leaves widely established in temperate regions
plantain - any of numerous plants of the genus Plantago; mostly small roadside or dooryard weeds with elliptic leaves and small spikes of very small flowers; seeds of some used medicinally


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I can now proudly confirm that I can identify sow thistle, It would the sly little far more of the ladies could to ribwort plantine, archangel, mallow and hawksbeard but continue to struggle with Jackby-the-hedge and herb Robert.
Pengaled faswn i'n ei alw fo llyriad yr ais ydi'r enw yn llyfr Cymdeithas Edward Llwyd (Plantago lanceolata; Ribwort plantain).
Effect of mineral fertilization on ribwort plantain (Plantago lanceolata L.
We gather ribwort plantain leaves, wild daisies surviving in the odd shoulders of the fields, tangerines falling in hordes from the unharvested trees, and make them into racing boats.
Her results from 4,476 ribwort plantains (Plantago lanceolata), set out at a long-term research site in Durham, N.
The wood chipping which has replaced the bushes are now being slowly dislodged as the grass and herbs such as ribwort and dandelions push up which, I imagine, will lead to the council spraying chemicals to kill the growth.
Dandelion, horsetail, melissa, ribwort and stinging nettles are grown and harvested in Germany.