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Lacking adornment or pretension; basic or simple.
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or plain′-jane′,

simple; ordinary.
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Some of them are even borrowing the plain-Jane specs to click a selfie with them and become a part of this Twitter rage.
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1 For salad mixes, switch out plain-Jane romaine for baby Forellenschluss (it's speckled like a "trout's back" in German).
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With the Pro service, users do get a lot of additional benefits over the plain-Jane free offering.
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