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English plantain

noun
1.
a common plantain weed, Plantago lanceolata, having narrow basal leaves and a dense head of small, whitish flowers.
Also called ribgrass, ripplegrass, ribwort.
Origin of English plantain
1835-1845
An Americanism dating back to 1835-45
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