Robin's plantain
Plantain Plan"tain, n. [F., fr. L. plantago. Cf. {Plant}.] (Bot.) Any plant of the genus {Plantago}, but especially the {Plantago major}, a low herb with broad spreading radical leaves, and slender spikes of minute flowers. It is a native of Europe, but now found near the abode of civilized man in nearly all parts of the world. [1913 Webster]

{Indian plantain}. (Bot.) See under {Indian}.

{Mud plantain}, a homely North American aquatic plant ({Heteranthera reniformis}), having broad, reniform leaves.

{Rattlesnake plantain}, an orchidaceous plant ({Goodyera pubescens}), with the leaves blotched and spotted with white.

{Ribwort plantain}. See {Ribwort}.

{Robin's plantain}, the {Erigeron bellidifolium}, a common daisylike plant of North America.

{Water plantain}, a plant of the genus {Alisma}, having acrid leaves, and formerly regarded as a specific against hydrophobia. --Loudon. [1913 Webster]


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  • Robin's plantain — Robin Rob in, n. [Properly a pet name for Robert, originally meaning, famebright; F., fron OHG. Roudperht; ruod (in comp.; akin to AS. hr?? glory, fame, Goth. hr?peigs victorius) + beraht bright. See {Bright}, {Hob} a clown.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Robin's plantain — may refer to: * Erigeron pulchellus in the Asteraceae family * Hieracium venosum in the Asteraceae family …   Wikipedia

  • Robin's plantain. — See Poor Robin s plantain. * * * …   Universalium

  • Robin's plantain. — See Poor Robin s plantain …   Useful english dictionary

  • robin's plantain — noun common perennial of eastern North America having flowers with usually violet purple rays • Syn: ↑Erigeron pulchellus • Hypernyms: ↑fleabane * * * noun : a common perennial herb (Erigeron pulchellus) of eastern No. America having flower heads …   Useful english dictionary

  • poor robin's plantain — noun Usage: usually capitalized P&R Etymology: poor (I) 1. : robin s plantain 2. : rattlesnake weed 1 * * * the rattlesnake weed, Hieracium venosum. Also called …   Useful english dictionary

  • Poor Robin's plantain — the rattlesnake weed, Hieracium venosum. Also called Robin s plantain. [1770 80, Amer.; orig. uncert.] * * * …   Universalium

  • Robin — Rob in, n. [Properly a pet name for Robert, originally meaning, famebright; F., fron OHG. Roudperht; ruod (in comp.; akin to AS. hr?? glory, fame, Goth. hr?peigs victorius) + beraht bright. See {Bright}, {Hob} a clown.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A small… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Robin accentor — Robin Rob in, n. [Properly a pet name for Robert, originally meaning, famebright; F., fron OHG. Roudperht; ruod (in comp.; akin to AS. hr?? glory, fame, Goth. hr?peigs victorius) + beraht bright. See {Bright}, {Hob} a clown.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Robin redbreast — Robin Rob in, n. [Properly a pet name for Robert, originally meaning, famebright; F., fron OHG. Roudperht; ruod (in comp.; akin to AS. hr?? glory, fame, Goth. hr?peigs victorius) + beraht bright. See {Bright}, {Hob} a clown.] (Zo[ o]l.) (a) A… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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