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  • noun
    A large area of flat land with few trees. (the coastal plain)
    Not decorated or elaborate; simple or ordinary in character. (good plain food)
    (of a person) having no pretensions; not remarkable or special. (a plain, honest man with no nonsense about him)
    Easy to perceive or understand; clear. (the advantages were plain to see)
    (of a person) not beautiful or attractive. (the dark-haired, rather plain woman)
    Sheer; simple (used for emphasis) (the main problem is just plain exhaustion)
    Denoting or relating to a type of knitting stitch produced by putting the needle through the front of each stitch from left to right. (She offered a more varied needlework curriculum of plain work, marking, openwork, and embroidery along with reading and writing.)


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