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Definition 1: starchy banana-like fruit; eaten (always cooked) as a staple vegetable throughout the tropics - [noun denoting food]

(plantain is a kind of ...) edible seeds or roots or stems or leaves or bulbs or tubers or nonsweet fruits of any of numerous herbaceous plant

(... is part of plantain) a banana tree bearing hanging clusters of edible angular greenish starchy fruits; tropics and subtropics

Definition 2: a banana tree bearing hanging clusters of edible angular greenish starchy fruits; tropics and subtropics - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for plantain in the sense of this definition

(plantain is a kind of ...) any of several tropical and subtropical treelike herbs of the genus Musa having a terminal crown of large entire leaves and usually bearing hanging clusters of elongated fruits

(plantain is a part of ...) starchy banana-like fruit; eaten (always cooked) as a staple vegetable throughout the tropics

Definition 3: 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 - [noun denoting plant]

(plantain is a kind of ...) a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

(... is a kind of plantain ) an Old World plantain with long narrow ribbed leaves widely established in temperate regions

(... is a kind of plantain ) common European perennial naturalized worldwide; a troublesome weed

(... is a kind of plantain ) widely distributed Old World perennial naturalized in North America having finely hairy leaves and inconspicuous white fragrant flowers

(... is a kind of plantain ) plantain of Mediterranean regions whose seeds swell and become gelatinous when moist and are used as a mild laxative

(... is a kind of plantain ) North American plantain having reddish leafstalks and broad leaves

(... is a kind of plantain ) North American annual or biennial with long soft hairs on the leaves

(... is a member of plantain) type genus of the family Plantaginaceae; large cosmopolitan genus of mostly small herbs

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