large-bracted plantain

noun

variants or largebracted 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

Word History

First Known Use

1898, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of large-bracted plantain was in 1898

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“Large-bracted plantain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/large-bracted%20plantain. Accessed 22 Jun. 2024.

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