dwarf plantain

noun

Definition of dwarf plantain

1 : a small annual or sometimes biennial plantain (Plantago virginica) of North America with long soft hairs on the leaves and pale green or whitish flowers

called also hoary plantain, paleseed plantain, Virginia plantain

2 : a small annual plantain (Plantago erecta) chiefly of California and Oregon with hairy needlelike leaves and minute translucent flowers

called also California plantain, dotseed plantain, foothill plantain

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First Known Use of dwarf plantain

1818, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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“Dwarf plantain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/dwarf%20plantain. Accessed 12 Aug. 2020.

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