plantago major


From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Plantain \Plan"tain\, n. [F., fr. L. plantago. Cf. Plant.]
   (Bot.)
   Any plant of the genus Plantago, but especially the
   Plantago major, 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.
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   Indian plantain. (Bot.) See under Indian.

   Mud plantain, a homely North American aquatic plant
      (Heteranthera reniformis), having broad, reniform
      leaves.

   Rattlesnake plantain, an orchidaceous plant ({Goodyera
      pubescens}), with the leaves blotched and spotted with
      white.

   Ribwort plantain. See Ribwort.

   Robin's plantain, the Erigeron bellidifolium, a common
      daisylike plant of North America.

   Water plantain, a plant of the genus Alisma, having acrid
      leaves, and formerly regarded as a specific against
      hydrophobia. --Loudon.
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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Waybread \Way"bread`\, n. [AS. wegbr?de. See Way, and
   Broad.] (Bot.)
   The common dooryard plantain (Plantago major).
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