Noun(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 medicinally(2) a banana tree bearing hanging clusters of edible angular greenish starchy fruits; tropics and subtropics(3) starchy banana-like fruit; eaten (always cooked
(1) All the mains are served with rice and peas, a Jamaican staple (the rice is cooked in coconut milk with, confusingly, kidney beans), plantain and a basic salad.(2) The composition is punctuated by dramatic rocks, pine, bamboo and flowering prunus, plantain , rose and willow.(3) What girl child has not, during the warm summer months of her youth, played in the out of doors making weed soup from plantain leaves, grass, marigolds, any green or blooming thing.(4) Excerpts from these will inscribed, along with Chinese ghost stories, on the leaves of a plantain palm - a tree said to attract ghosts in China - installed at the Fruitmarket.(5) This caterpillar is gardener-friendly because it eats weeds such as plantain .(6) Tree trunks of green banana or plantain stood in ranks, some as tall as me.(7) In Dubautia plantagina, the parallel-veined leaves are reminiscent of those of the common North American weed known as plantain .(8) For me, vinegar has knocked out Canada thistle, dandelion, plantain and burdock.(9) The frequent salt marshes that are found at the water's edge contain such species as saltmarsh cord grass, marsh meadow grass, spike grass, wild barley, sea lavender and sea plantain , all of which are resistant to the salty water.(10) Two wildflowers that are striking because of their white-striped leaves are giant rattlesnake plantain and white-veined wintergreen.(11) Crabgrass and plantain are an indication of acidic soil, while wood asters and poppies prefer alkaline soil (not as common in our area as acidic soil).(12) Look out for sudden appearances of weeds such as dandelion and plantain in your lawn.(13) Bananas and plantains are central to rural diets, and are prepared in a variety of ways.(14) The inhabitants of the forest area subsist on cassava, bananas, plantains , palm-nut-oil, forest caterpillars, and the leaf of a wild plant (koko).(15) Bananas are typically thought of as a dessert course while the starchy plantains are cooked before eating and are considered a major staple of the tropic countries.(16) The Gabonese produce enough bananas, plantains , sugar, and soap to export to nearby cities, but 90 percent of the food is imported.