plan tain lily

plantain lily

noun
any Japanese or Chinese plant of the genus Hosta, of the lily family, having large leaves and spikes or one-sided clusters of white, lilac, or blue flowers.

Origin:
1880–85

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plantain lily
 
n
Also called: day lily any of several Asian plants of the liliaceous genus Hosta, having broad ribbed leaves and clusters of white, blue, or lilac flowers

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