black-seed plantain

noun
variants: or less commonly black-seeded plantain

Definition of black-seed plantain

: a perennial plantain (Plantago rugelii) of North America that has broad oval leaves with stalks having a purplish-red base, tiny greenish to white flowers, and black seeds

called also Rugel’s plantain

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First Known Use of black-seed plantain

1911, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of black-seed plantain was in 1911

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“Black-seed plantain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/black-seed%20plantain. Accessed 6 Dec. 2021.

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