plantain

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noun \ˈplan-tən\

Definition of PLANTAIN

:  any of a genus (Plantago of the family Plantaginaceae, the plantain family) of herbs with basal rosettes of usually lanceolate or elliptical leaves and spikes of minute greenish flowers

Origin of PLANTAIN

Middle English, from Anglo-French, from Latin plantagin-, plantago, from planta sole of the foot; from its broad leaves — more at place
First Known Use: 13th century

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2plantain

noun

Definition of PLANTAIN

1
:  the angular greenish starchy fruit of the plantain that is a staple food in the tropics when cooked
2
:  a banana plant (Musa paradisiaca)

Origin of PLANTAIN

Spanish plántano, plátano plane tree, banana tree, from Medieval Latin plantanus plane tree, alteration of Latin platanus — more at plane
First Known Use: 1582

Rhymes with PLANTAIN

plan·tain

noun \ˈplant-ən\   (Medical Dictionary)

Medical Definition of PLANTAIN

: any plant of the genus Plantago

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