black-seed plantain

noun

variants or less commonly black-seeded 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

Word History

First Known Use

1911, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
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 24 Jun. 2024.

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