Definition of Ribwort

1. Noun. An Old World plantain with long narrow ribbed leaves widely established in temperate regions.

Definition of Ribwort

1. n. A species of plantain (Plantago lanceolata) with long, narrow, ribbed leaves; -- called also rib grass, ripple grass, ribwort plantain.

Definition of Ribwort

1. Noun. ribgrass; Old World plantain. ¹

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Definition of Ribwort

1. ribgrass [n -S] - See also: ribgrass

Medical Definition of Ribwort

1. A species of plantain (Plantago lanceolata) with long, narrow, ribbed leaves. Synonym: rib grass, ripple grass, ribwort plantain. Source: Websters Dictionary (01 Mar 1998)

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ribwort

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Literary usage of Ribwort

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1. An Economical History of the Hebrides and Highlands of Scotland by John Walker (1808)
"... ribwort, rye-grass, and the red, white, and yellow clovers, do all require a, low country and a dry rich soil, being nowhere else cultivated to ..."

2. Wild flowers by Anne Pratt (1852)
"Baron Haller attributed the richness of the milk in the Alpine dairies to the frequency of the ribwort and the Lady's Mantle ..."

3. An Encyclopædia of Agriculture: Comprising the Theory and Practice of the by John Claudius Loudon (1831)
"In conformity with this observation, though the ribwort is a scanty and ... ribwort, more especially in a cultivated state, is eaten heartily by every sort ..."

4. Encyclopaedia Britannica; Or A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and (1823)
"353 The culture of white clover, of yellow clover, of ribwort, of rye-grass, is the same in general with that of red clover. ..."

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