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plantain1 British & World English

A low-growing plant which typically has a rosette of leaves and a slender green flower spike, occurring widely as a weed of lawns

plantain2 British & World English

A banana containing high levels of starch and little sugar, which is harvested green and widely used as a cooked vegetable in the tropics

plantain lily British & World English

Another term for hosta.

plantain-eater British & World English

An African bird of the turaco family, especially a grey one with a long tail

water plantain British & World English

An aquatic or marshland plant of north temperate regions, with leaves that resemble those of plantains and a tall stem bearing numerous pink flowers

ribwort British & World English

A Eurasian plantain with erect ribbed leaves and a rounded flower spike

ribwort plantain in ribwort British & World English

A Eurasian plantain with erect ribbed leaves and a rounded flower spike