noun Date: 14th century ribgrass

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  • 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

  • Ribwort — may refer to: * Plantago lanceolata * Plantago major …   Wikipedia

  • ribwort — [rib′wʉrt΄] n. RIBGRASS …   English World dictionary

  • ribwort — siauralapis gyslotis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Gyslotinių šeimos pašarinis, vaistinis augalas (Plantago lanceolata), paplitęs šiaurės Afrikoje, Europoje ir Azijoje. atitikmenys: lot. Plantago lanceolata angl. buckhorn; buckhorn… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • ribwort — /rib werrt , wawrt /, n. See English plantain. [1325 75; ME. See RIB1, WORT2] * * * …   Universalium

  • ribwort — noun ribgrass; Old World plantain …   Wiktionary

  • ribwort — n. plant that is native to Europe and Asia which has long narrow ribbed leaves and white flowers …   English contemporary dictionary

  • ribwort — noun a plantain with erect ribbed leaves and a rounded flower spike. [Plantago lanceolata.] …   English new terms dictionary

  • ribwort — rib•wort [[t]ˈrɪbˌwɜrt, ˌwɔrt[/t]] n. pln ribgrass • Etymology: 1325–75 …   From formal English to slang

  • ribwort — /ˈrɪbwɜt/ (say ribwert) noun 1. a plantain, Plantago lanceolata, having narrow leaves with prominent ribs. 2. any of various similar plantains. {Middle English, from rib1 + wort2} …   Australian English dictionary

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