water plantain


  • WordNet 3.6
    • n water plantain marsh plant having clusters of small white or pinkish flowers and broad pointed or rounded leaves
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Water plantain (Bot) A kind of plant with acrid leaves. See under 2d Plantain.
    • Water plantain a plant of the genus Alisma, having acrid leaves, and formerly regarded as a specific against hydrophobia.
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In literature:

There were many palm trees, plantains, verdure, abundant water, and the land was thickly inhabited.
"The First Discovery of Australia and New Guinea" by George Collingridge
Water-plantain grows in every pond near the metropolis; there is some just outside these gardens, in a wet ha-ha.
"Nature Near London" by Richard Jefferies
She rushed to the river and brought water in a folded plantain leaf and dashed it into his face.
"The Black Phantom" by Leo Edward Miller
A blue dragon-fly settled on a water-plantain.
"Wood Magic" by Richard Jefferies
I never thought one would feel so alone in dying, just among water-plantains and the divers, that don't care anything about it.
"The German Classics of the Nineteenth and Twentieth Centuries" by Various
Plantain, its medicinal use, 76, 236; water, 268.
"Folk-lore of Shakespeare" by Thomas Firminger Thiselton-Dyer
Isn't it water plantain?
"A Pair of Schoolgirls" by Angela Brazil
Also purchased 6 casks water, some baskets lemons, melons, plantains.
"The Moghul" by Thomas Hoover
The marsh-marigold shone golden, and the water-plantains spread their candelabra here and there.
"The Rosery Folk" by George Manville Fenn
Beautiful plants, the catalpa, plantain, &c., grow among the rocks with great luxuriance, being watered by the springs.
"Travels in the Interior of North America, Part I, (Being Chapters I-XV of the London Edition, 1843)" by Alexander Philipp Maximilian, Prince of Wied

In news:

2 Plantains – roasted 1 can of fire roasted chipotles 1 ½ tbsp garlic ¼ bunch cilantro 1/3 cup onion Squeeze of fresh lime juice 1 tsp salt 1 pinch sugar 1 tbsp vinegar 1 ½ cups extra virgin olive oil hot water garnish with sour cream.