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plan tuhn

  • n  any of numerous plants of the genus Plantago; mostly small roadside or dooryard weeds with elliptic leaves and small spikes of very small flowers; seeds of some used medicinally
  • n  a banana tree bearing hanging clusters of edible angular greenish starchy fruits; tropics and subtropics
  • n  starchy banana-like fruit; eaten (always cooked) as a staple vegetable throughout the tropics

  • On his back lawn four plantain trees served as pillars for a temporary miniature temple.
  • What do you call a cuisine that offers plantain flan, mango tabbouleh and a boniato-yuca torta? Miamamerican cooking? Nuevo Mundo cuisine? Nuevo Cubano?.
  • Vegetarians can tuck into yam and plantain with chili sauce, or the arepas (cornmeal cakes) stuffed with cheese.
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  • Home Cooking Comes Home
    “Now this is a family secret,” Caprice Taylor Mendez said, leaning over a large bowl of boiled plantains mashed like potato. Mendez was preparing her mother’s traditional Guatemalan recipe for Rellenitos de Plantanos. Mendez’ mother, Silvia Taylor, stood by her daughter’s side watching as Caprice now cooked for Fair Haven the recipe Taylor had once cooked for Caprice.
    June 10, 2013 - New Haven Independent

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