Definition of Common plantain
1. Noun. Common European perennial naturalized worldwide; a troublesome weed.
Generic synonyms: Plantain
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Literary usage of Common plantain
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1. Mountain Wild Flowers of America: A Simple and Popular Guide to the Names by Julia W. Henshaw (1906)
"common plantain Plantago major. Plantain Family Rootstock short, thick, erect. ... The common plantain is so familiar to travellers that it calls for no ..."
2. Successful Farming; a Ready Reference on All Phases of Agriculture for by Frank Duane Gardner (1916)
"The common plantain is a very persistent weed in lawns and yards. ... common plantain when occurring in fields will yield readily ..."
3. A Manual of Weeds: With Descriptions of All the Most Pernicious and by Ada Eljiva Georgia (1914)
"Capsule oblong, nearly cylindric, the pyxis opening near the base, within the calyx; seeds four to nine, larger than those of the common plantain and more ..."
4. The Fibrous Plants of India Fitted for Cordage, Clothing, and Paper: With an by John Forbes Royle (1855)
"Mr. Crawford is of opinion that the common Plantain most probably afforded the Indian Islanders the principal material for their clothing, in the same way ..."