large-bracted plantain

variants: or largebracted plantain

Definition of large-bracted plantain

: a plantain (Plantago aristata) that has narrow leaves and spikes of small whitish flowers each having a conspicuous long narrow bract and that is native to the midwestern U.S. but is widely naturalized as a weed

called also bracted plantain, buckhorn

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First Known Use of large-bracted plantain

1898, in the meaning defined above

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“Large-bracted plantain.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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