water plantain

noun

Definition of water plantain

: any of a genus (Alisma of the family Alismataceae, the water-plantain family) of marsh or aquatic herbs with acrid sap and scapose 3-petaled flowers

First Known Use of water plantain

circa 1538, in the meaning defined above

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“Water plantain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/water%20plantain. Accessed 31 Oct. 2020.

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