plantain definition

  • noun:
    • some of various plants for the genus Plantago that create heavy surges of small greenish flowers, particularly either of two Eurasian weeds, P. major or P. lanceolata. Also referred to as ribwort.
    • A large, exotic, treelike natural herb (Musa paradisiaca) of southeast Asia, resembling the banana and bearing comparable good fresh fruit.
    • The good fresh fruit for this plant, used as a staple meals in exotic regions.
    • A plant of this genus Plantago, with a rosette of sessile renders about 10 cm long with a narrow component in the place of a petiole, sufficient reason for a spike inflorescence with all the rose spacing varying commonly one of the species. See in addition psyllium.
    • A plant within the genus Musa, the genus that includes banana, but with reduced sugar content than banana.
    • The good fresh fruit of this plant, usually prepared before eating and used like potatoes.
    • A treelike perennial natural herb (Musa paradisiaca) of tropical areas, bearing immense leaves and large clusters of this fresh fruits labeled as plantains. See musa.
    • The good fresh fruit with this plant. It is long and notably cylindrical, somewhat curved, and, whenever ready, soft, fleshy, and covered with a thick but tender yellowish skin. The plantain is a staple article of food generally in most tropical countries, particularly when cooked.
    • Any plant of genus Plantago, but particularly the Plantago major, a low natural herb with broad spreading radical leaves, and slim surges of small plants. It's a native of Europe, nevertheless now found nearby the abode of civilized man in almost all parts of the world.
    • A plant for the genus Plantago, specially P. significant, the normal or better plantain.
    • A tropical plant, Musa paradisaca or its fruit.
    • Plantago aristata, a species with really narrow leaves and very long thin bracts, local mostly west regarding the Mississippi the good news is a standard grass eastward from Maine to Georgia.
    • starchy banana-like good fresh fruit; consumed (always cooked) as a staple veggie through the tropics
    • a banana tree bearing dangling groups of edible angular greenish starchy fruits; tropics and subtropics
    • some of numerous flowers associated with the genus Plantago; mostly little roadside or dooryard weeds with elliptic leaves and little spikes of really small flowers; seeds of some used medicinally

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