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  • n. The Eurasian plantain (of genus Plantago)

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. The common dooryard plantain (Plantago major).

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The common plantain, Plantago major. See cut under plantain.


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  • I was in the middle of a frugal meal of jerked beef and the waybread that the Big Folk of Dale aptly named cram when I got that creepy ringer feeling running up my spine.

    Archive 2009-11-01

  • Is "slan" the next stage of human evolution ... or a type of elvish waybread?


  • Yes, a hearty band of heroes appear to walk from Italy to Britain in about a week without having so much as a parcel of elvish waybread to sustain them.

    Archive 2007-08-01

  • Ander smiled, his face glowing as he put aside the sketch of the drabfowl and began to stuff his pack with waybread and cheese, chalks and drawing tablets.

    The Dragons at War

  • Joanna pushed aside her backpack, which she'd been using for a pillow, and poked at the rock-hard jerky and waybread Antryg had dug from what remained of the guardroom stores.

    The Silicon Mage

  • Lord Alport and the villagers of Far Wilden had given them as much dried meat and the thick, heavily concentrated waybread as they could carry, so there was little need for them to seek out farmers who would spread word of strangers in the land.

    The Silicon Mage

  • 'But we call it lembas or waybread, and it is more strengthening than any food made by Men, and it is more pleasant than cram, by all accounts.'

    The Fellowship of the Ring

  • And yet this waybread of the Elves had a potency that increased as travellers relied on it alone and did not mingle it with other foods.

    The Lord of the Rings

  • Being pleased with his skill, he then sat down and quietly ate some waybread!

    The Lord of the Rings

  • Beside that he kept only the remnants of their waybread and the water-bottle, and Sting still hanging by his belt; and hidden away in a pocket of his tunic next his breast the phial of Galadriel and the little box that she gave him for his own.

    The Lord of the Rings


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  • Not bread. It's a plant.

    November 4, 2011