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from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. Plural form of kemp.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The long flower stems of the ribwort plantain (Plantago Lanceolata).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • A children's game in which plantain-stems are the weapons, the object aimed at being to strike off the head. Compare cocks.


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