Meaning of plantain

plan•tain

Pronunciation: (plan'tin, -tn), [key]
— n.
  1. a tropical plant, Musa paradisiaca, of the banana family, resembling the banana.
  2. its fruit, eaten cooked as a staple food in tropical regions.

plan•tain

Pronunciation: (plan'tin, -tn), [key]
— n.
  1. any plant of the genus Plantago, esp. P. major, a weed with large, spreading leaves close to the ground and long, slender spikes of small flowers.
Random House Unabridged Dictionary, Copyright © 1997, by Random House, Inc., on Infoplease.
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