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 for Water plantain
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  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]

From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Water plantain \Wa"ter plan"tain\ (Bot.)
     A kind of plant with acrid leaves. See under 2d Plantain.
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  water plantain
      n 1: marsh plant having clusters of small white or pinkish
           flowers and broad pointed or rounded leaves [syn: water
           plantain, Alisma plantago-aquatica]

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