Found 2 items, similar to Plantains.
English → English
n 1: any of numerous plants of the genus Plantago; mostly small
roadside or dooryard weeds with elliptic leaves and
small spikes of very small flowers; seeds of some used
2: a banana tree bearing hanging clusters of edible angular
greenish starchy fruits; tropics and subtropics [syn: plantain tree
, Musa paradisiaca
3: starchy banana-like fruit; eaten (always cooked) as a staple
vegetable throughout the tropics
English → English
, n. [Cf. F. plantain-arbre, plantanier, Sp.
pl['a]ntano, pl['a]tano; prob. same word as plane tree.]
1. (Bot.) A treelike perennial herb (Musa paradisiaca
tropical regions, bearing immense leaves and large
clusters of the fruits called plantains. See Musa
2. The fruit of this plant. It is long and somewhat
cylindrical, slightly curved, and, when ripe, soft,
fleshy, and covered with a thick but tender yellowish
skin. The plantain is a staple article of food in most
tropical countries, especially when cooked.
, or Plantain eater
(Zo["o]l.), any one of
several large African birds of the genus Musophaga
, especially Musophaga violacea
. They are allied to the cuckoos.
(Zo["o]l.), a Java squirrel (Sciurus plantani
) which feeds upon plantains.
(Bot.), the treelike herb Musa paradisiaca
See def. 1 (above).
, n. [F., fr. L. plantago. Cf. Plant
Any plant of the genus Plantago
, but especially the
, a low herb with broad spreading radical
leaves, and slender spikes of minute flowers. It is a native
of Europe, but now found near the abode of civilized man in
nearly all parts of the world.
. (Bot.) See under Indian
, a homely North American aquatic plant
), having broad, reniform
, an orchidaceous plant (Goodyera pubescens
), with the leaves blotched and spotted with
. See Ribwort
, the Erigeron bellidifolium
, a common
daisylike plant of North America.
, a plant of the genus Alisma
, having acrid
leaves, and formerly regarded as a specific against