plantain lily


noun
  1. any Japanese or Chinese plant of the genus Hosta, of the lily family, having large leaves and spikes or one-sided clusters of white, lilac, or blue flowers.

Origin of plantain lily

1
First recorded in 1880–85

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British Dictionary definitions for plantain lily

plantain lily

noun
  1. any of several Asian plants of the liliaceous genus Hosta, having broad ribbed leaves and clusters of white, blue, or lilac flowers: Also called: day lily

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