What does the word plantain mean?

Usage examples for plantain

  1. The plantain- tree, so often mentioned, is always the first thing introduced, not only in all their religious ceremonies, but in all their debates, whether of a public or private nature. – A General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 16 by Robert Kerr
  2. Another method of egg- breaking is for the diviner to wrap up the egg in a plantain leaf with the point uppermost, or merely to hold the egg in his hand in this position without wrapping it up, and then to press another egg down upon it. – The Khasis by P. R. T. Gurdon