English plantain


noun

a common plantain weed, Plantago lanceolata, having narrow basal leaves and a dense head of small, whitish flowers.

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Also called ribgrass, ripplegrass, ribwort.

Origin of English plantain

An Americanism dating back to 1835–45
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