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noun
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.
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Origin of plantain lily

First recorded in 1880–85
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plantain lily

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