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Plantain may refer to:

  • Cooking banana, banana cultivars in the genus Musa whose fruits are generally used in cooking
  • True plantains, banana cultivars belonging to the Plantain subgroup of the AAB genome group
  • Plantago or plantains, a genus of about 200 species of small, inconspicuous plants, the majority of which are widely considered weeds.
  • Hosta, also known as plantain lily, a widely cultivated foliage plant.


  • James Plaintain, early 18th century pirate who started a colony and trading post on Madagascar, styling himself "King of Ranter Bay"

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