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1. (Plants) any of various plants of the genus Senecio, esp S. integrifolius, a European species with yellow daisy-like flowers and rosettes of downy leaves: family Asteraceae (composites)
2. (Plants) a Eurasian plantain, Plantago psyllium (or P. indica), whose seeds resemble fleas and were formerly used as a flea repellent
3. (Plants) another name for ploughman's spikenard
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a European plantain, Plantago psyllium, having seeds that are used in medicine.
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|Noun||1.||fleawort - plantain of Mediterranean regions whose seeds swell and become gelatinous when moist and are used as a mild laxative|
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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