Definitions for BANANAbəˈnæn ə

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. banana, banana tree(noun)

    any of several tropical and subtropical treelike herbs of the genus Musa having a terminal crown of large entire leaves and usually bearing hanging clusters of elongated fruits

  2. banana(noun)

    elongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet flesh

Wiktionary

  1. banana(Noun)

    An elongated curved fruit, which grows in bunches, and has a sweet creamy flesh and a smooth yellow skin.

  2. banana(Noun)

    The tropical treelike plant which bears clusters of bananas. The plant, of the genus Musa, has large, elongated leaves and is related to the plantain.

  3. banana(Noun)

    A person of Asian descent, especially a Chinese American, who has assimilated into Western culture or married a Caucasian (from the u201Cyellowu201D outside and u201Cwhiteu201D inside). Compare coconut.

  4. banana(Adjective)

    Flavoured with bananas.

  5. banana(Adjective)

    Of the colour of bananas.

  6. Origin: From banaana, via or .

Webster Dictionary

  1. Banana(noun)

    a perennial herbaceous plant of almost treelike size (Musa sapientum); also, its edible fruit. See Musa

Freebase

  1. Banana

    A banana is an edible fruit produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants of the genus Musa. The fruit is variable in size, color and firmness, but is usually elongated and curved, with soft flesh rich in starch covered with a rind which may be yellow, purple or red when ripe. The fruits grow in clusters hanging from the top of the plant. Almost all modern edible parthenocarpic bananas come from two wild species – Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. The scientific names of most cultivated bananas are Musa acuminata, Musa balbisiana, and Musa × paradisiaca for the hybrid Musa acuminata × M. balbisiana, depending on their genomic constitution. The old scientific name Musa sapientum is no longer used. Musa species are native to tropical South and Southeast Asia, and are likely to have been first domesticated in Papua New Guinea. They are grown in at least 107 countries, primarily for their fruit, and to a lesser extent to make fiber, banana wine and as ornamental plants. In 2013 bananas were fourth among the main world food crops in financial value.

British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

    Rank popularity for the word 'BANANA' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4675

Sample Sentences & Example Usage

  1. Lisa Grossman:

    Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.

  2. Clifton Fadiman:

    The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.

  3. Kris Pilcher:

    I enjoy witnessing a student come in on day one with no idea of what we're talking about, then seeing them use a chop saw or utilize a computer to program a banana to play a piano on day three.

  4. Ssempijja William via Facebook:

    Matooke or banana mingled and wrapped in banana leaves, cooked very well and served with boiled beef, cooked in banana leaves, known as luwombo, is the best food representing my country, Uganda.

  5. Samantha Heller:

    There is no one miracle food that will launch us into immortality, the lifestyle as a whole must be considered, including daily physical activity and eating less( of) animal foods like meat, cheese and butter. It is easiest to encourage people to eat a variety of plant foods such as salads, trail mix, roasted vegetables, pasta primavera, almond butter and banana sandwiches, lentil soup, or edamame hummus.


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