rib grass
Ribwort Rib"wort`, n. (Bot.) A species of plantain ({Plantago lanceolata}) with long, narrow, ribbed leaves; -- called also {rib grass}, {ripple grass}, {ribwort plantain}. [1913 Webster]

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  • Rib grass — Rib Rib, n. [AS. rib, ribb; akin to D. rib, G. rippe, OHG. rippa, rippi, Dan. ribbe, Icel. rif, Russ. rebro.] 1. (Anat.) One of the curved bones attached to the vertebral column and supporting the lateral walls of the thorax. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rib-grass — ribˈ grass noun The ribwort plantain • • • Main Entry: ↑rib …   Useful english dictionary

  • rib grass — rib grass, any plantain, especially the narrow leaf plantain or ribwort …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rib — Rib, n. [AS. rib, ribb; akin to D. rib, G. rippe, OHG. rippa, rippi, Dan. ribbe, Icel. rif, Russ. rebro.] 1. (Anat.) One of the curved bones attached to the vertebral column and supporting the lateral walls of the thorax. [1913 Webster] Note: In… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Chuck rib — Rib Rib, n. [AS. rib, ribb; akin to D. rib, G. rippe, OHG. rippa, rippi, Dan. ribbe, Icel. rif, Russ. rebro.] 1. (Anat.) One of the curved bones attached to the vertebral column and supporting the lateral walls of the thorax. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Middle rib — Rib Rib, n. [AS. rib, ribb; akin to D. rib, G. rippe, OHG. rippa, rippi, Dan. ribbe, Icel. rif, Russ. rebro.] 1. (Anat.) One of the curved bones attached to the vertebral column and supporting the lateral walls of the thorax. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ripple grass — Ribwort Rib wort , n. (Bot.) A species of plantain ({Plantago lanceolata}) with long, narrow, ribbed leaves; called also {rib grass}, {ripple grass}, {ribwort plantain}. [1913 Webster] …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Ribbon grass — Ribbon Rib bon, n. [OE. riban, OF. riban, F. ruban, probably of German origin; cf. D. ringband collar, necklace, E. ring circle, and band.] [Written also {riband}, {ribband}.] 1. A fillet or narrow woven fabric, commonly of silk, used for… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Fore ribs — Rib Rib, n. [AS. rib, ribb; akin to D. rib, G. rippe, OHG. rippa, rippi, Dan. ribbe, Icel. rif, Russ. rebro.] 1. (Anat.) One of the curved bones attached to the vertebral column and supporting the lateral walls of the thorax. [1913 Webster] Note …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • ribgrass — rib•grass [[t]ˈrɪbˌgræs, ˌgrɑs[/t]] n. pln a plantain weed, Plantago lanceolata, with narrow basal leaves and small, whitish flowers • Etymology: 1530–40 …   From formal English to slang

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