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from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun The Inula Conyza, so called from its property of keeping off fleas.
  • noun The Plantago Psyllium, from the shape of its seeds. Also fleaseed.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) An herb used in medicine (Plantago Psyllium), named from the shape of its seeds.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • noun Any of various unrelated plants that are supposed to kill, or ward of fleas
  • noun A herb, Plantago psyllium, whose seeds are supposed to resemble fleas

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun plantain of Mediterranean regions whose seeds swell and become gelatinous when moist and are used as a mild laxative

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