wild plantain

noun

: a tropical American plant (Heliconia caribaea) resembling the banana but having brilliant orange flowers with scarlet sheaths and leaves that are used in the West Indies as coverings for packages

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“Wild plantain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wild%20plantain. Accessed 12 Apr. 2024.

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