Definition of white plantain in US English:

white plantain


  • 1US any of several cudweeds, especially Gnaphalium americanum.

  • 2Either of two plantains, Plantago albicans, a perennial of the Mediterranean region, and P. virginica, an annual of North America and eastern Asia.

  • 3US any of several woolly plants of the genus Antennaria (family Asteraceae (Compositae)), especially Antennaria plantaginifolia.


Late 17th century.