from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See plantain lily.
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- n. Any of several herbaceous Asiatic plants of the genus Hosta: a plantain lily.
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- n. robust east Asian clump-forming perennial herbs having racemose flowers: plantain lilies; sometimes placed in family Hostaceae
New Latin Hosta, genus name, after Nicolaus Thomas Host (1761-1834), Austrian botanist.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
From Nicolaus Thomas Host, Austrian botanist (Wiktionary)