woolly plantain

noun

Definition of woolly plantain

: an annual plantain (Plantago patagonica synonym P. purshii) of North and South America with flower spikes and leaves covered in woolly hairs

called also Pursh’s plantain

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First Known Use of woolly plantain

1904, in the meaning defined above

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“Woolly plantain.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/woolly%20plantain. Accessed 22 Sep. 2020.

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