ribwort


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Related to ribwort: English plantain, ribgrass, Plantago lanceolata

rib·wort

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

ribwort

(ˈrɪbˌwɜːt)
n
(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

rib•grass

(ˈrɪbˌgræs, -ˌgrɑs)

n.
a plantain weed, Plantagolanceolata, with narrow basal leaves and small, whitish flowers.
[1530–40]
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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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ribwort

References in periodicals archive ?
Dandelion, horsetail, melissa, ribwort and stinging nettles are grown and harvested in Germany.
Ribwort plantain yn Saesneg a Plantago lanceolata ydi'r enw gwyddonol.