common plantain


Definition of common plantain

: broad-leaved plantain Common plantain is easily identified by its broad oval 2- to-3-inch-long leaves marked with deep parallel veins. — Nancy Rose, Star Tribune (Minneapolis, Minnesota), 9 June 2004

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First Known Use of common plantain

1704, in the meaning defined above

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“Common plantain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 19 Aug. 2022.

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