Plantain - definition, pronunciation, transcription

Amer.  |ˈplæntɪn|  American pronunciation of the word plantain
Brit.  |ˈplantɪn|  British pronunciation of the word plantain


- any of numerous plants of the genus Plantago; mostly small roadside or dooryard weeds with elliptic leaves and small spikes of very small flowers; seeds of some used medicinally
- a banana tree bearing hanging clusters of edible angular greenish starchy fruits; tropics and subtropics
- starchy banana-like fruit; eaten (always cooked) as a staple vegetable throughout the tropics

Word forms

singular: plantain
plural: plantains
See also:  WebsterWiktionaryLongman