Definition of Plantain family

1. Noun. Cosmopolitan family of small herbs and a few shrubs; most are troublesome weeds.

Exact synonyms: Family Plantaginaceae, Plantaginaceae
Generic synonyms: Dicot Family, Magnoliopsid Family
Group relationships: Order Plantaginales, Plantaginales
Member holonyms: Genus Plantago, Plantago



Lexicographical Neighbors of Plantain Family

plant transpiration
plant tumours
plant virus
plant viruses
planta
planta pedis
plantable
plantacyanin
plantage
plantages
plantago
plantago ovata coating
plantago seed
plantain
plantain family (current term)
plantain lily
plantain seed
plantain tree
plantains
plantal
plantalgia
plantar
plantar aponeurosis
plantar arch
plantar arterial arch
plantar calcaneocuboid ligament
plantar calcaneonavicular ligament
plantar cuboideonavicular ligament
plantar cuneocuboid ligament

Literary usage of Plantain family

Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:

1. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing an Abridged Description of by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1897)
"... (plantain family.) Chiefly stemless herbe, with radical mostly ribbed leaves, and small whitish ..."

2. Manual of the Botany (Phænogamia and Pteridophyta) of the Rocky Mountain by John Merle Coulter (1885)
"... (WATER-plantain family.) Marsh herbs, with scape-like stems, sheathing leaves, and perfect or monoecious flowers not on a spadix, ..."

3. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1911)
"WATER-plantain family. 2. SAGITTARIA L. ARROW-HEAD. Marsh or aquatic herbs with fibrous roots and milky juice. Leaves broadly sheathing, commonly sagittate ..."

4. Flora of Los Angeles and Vicinity by Le Roy Abrams (1904)
"WATER-plantain family. Aquatic or marsh plants, with scapose stems and radical long petioled sheathing leaves. Inflorescence racemose or paniculate. ..."

5. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"AUSMACHE, WATER plantain family. Marsh herbs, with flowers on scapes or scape-like stems, in panicles, racemes, or spikes, with distinct calyx ала ..."

6. Flora of the Southern United States: Containing an Abridged Description of by Alvan Wentworth Chapman (1897)
"... (plantain family.) Chiefly stemless herbe, with radical mostly ribbed leaves, and small whitish ..."

7. Manual of the Botany (Phænogamia and Pteridophyta) of the Rocky Mountain by John Merle Coulter (1885)
"... (WATER-plantain family.) Marsh herbs, with scape-like stems, sheathing leaves, and perfect or monoecious flowers not on a spadix, ..."

8. A Flora of Western Middle California by Willis Linn Jepson (1911)
"WATER-plantain family. 2. SAGITTARIA L. ARROW-HEAD. Marsh or aquatic herbs with fibrous roots and milky juice. Leaves broadly sheathing, commonly sagittate ..."

9. Flora of Los Angeles and Vicinity by Le Roy Abrams (1904)
"WATER-plantain family. Aquatic or marsh plants, with scapose stems and radical long petioled sheathing leaves. Inflorescence racemose or paniculate. ..."

10. The Elements of Botany for Beginners and for Schools by Asa Gray (1887)
"AUSMACHE, WATER plantain family. Marsh herbs, with flowers on scapes or scape-like stems, in panicles, racemes, or spikes, with distinct calyx ала ..."

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