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Date: 1500-1600
Language: Spanish
Origin: plántano, from Latin platanus type of tree

plantain

noun
     
Related topics: Food Dish, Plants
plan‧tain
1 [uncountable and countable]HBPDFF a kind of banana that is cooked before it is eaten, or the plant on which it grows
2 [countable]HBP a common wild plant with small green flowers and wide leaves

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