Canna vs Plantain - What's the difference?

canna | plantain |


As a proper noun canna

is .

As a noun plantain is

a plant of the genus plantago , with a rosette of sessile leaves about 10 cm long with a narrow part instead of a petiole, and with a spike inflorescence with the flower spacing varying widely among the species see also psyllium or plantain can be a plant in the genus musa , the genus that includes banana, but with lower sugar content than banana.

canna

English

Etymology 1

(wikipedia canna) From (etyl) . (Canna)

Noun

(en noun)
  • Any member of the genus Canna of tropical plants with large leaves and often showy flowers.
  • * 2000 , (JG Ballard), Super-Cannes , Fourth Estate 2011, p. 7:
  • A palisade of Canary palms formed an honour guard along the verges, while beds of golden cannas flamed from the central reservation.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2007, date=January 18, author=Anne Raver, title=Is It Spring? Winter? What’s a Flower to Think?, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=Still, some of Mr. Cooper’s tender salvias are wintering over, and he plans to leave a few clumps of cannas in the ground next fall. }}

    Etymology 2

    Verb

    (en-cont)
  • (Scotland, Jamaica) Contraction of can not; cannot.
  • * 1966 -- Star Trek: )
  • Scotty: I canna' change the laws of physics.

    Etymology 3

    (etyl)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A measure of length in Italy, varying from six to seven feet.
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    plantain

    English

    Etymology 1

    From (etyl) plainteine et al., (etyl) plaintain, from (etyl) , because of the broad, flat shape of the plantain leaves.

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A plant of the genus Plantago , with a rosette of sessile leaves about 10 cm long with a narrow part instead of a petiole, and with a spike inflorescence with the flower spacing varying widely among the species. See also psyllium.
  • * 1653 , (Nicholas Culpeper), The English Physician Enlarged , Folio Society 2007, p. 225:
  • The roots of Plantain and Pellitory of Spain beaten to powder and put into hollow teeth, takes away the pains of them.
  • *2003 , (Michael Hofmann), translating Ernst Jünger, Storm of Steel , Penguin 2004, p. 41:
  • *:The paths too are overgrown, but easily identified by the presence on them of round-leaved plantains .
  • Synonyms
    * *
    Derived terms
    * * * * water plantain
    See also
    * (Plantago) * (Plantago) * (Plantago)

    Etymology 2

    From (etyl) plantano, obsolete variant of .

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A plant in the genus Musa , the genus that includes banana, but with lower sugar content than banana.
  • The fruit of the plant, usually cooked before eating and used like potatoes.
  • See also
    * (wikipedia "plantain") * (Musa) * banana
    Quotations
    * (English Citations of "plantain") ----