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
elongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet flesh
An elongated curved fruit, which grows in bunches, and has a sweet creamy flesh and a smooth yellow skin.
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.
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.
Flavoured with bananas.
Of the colour of bananas.
Origin: From banaana, via or .
a perennial herbaceous plant of almost treelike size (Musa sapientum); also, its edible fruit. See Musa
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.
Chambers 20th Century Dictionary
ba-nä′na, n. a gigantic herbaceous plant, remarkable for its nutritious fruit. [Sp. or Port. banana, from the native name in Guinea.]
British National Corpus
Written Corpus Frequency
Rank popularity for the word 'Banana' in Written Corpus Frequency: #4675
The numerical value of Banana in Chaldean Numerology is: 6
The numerical value of Banana in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6
Sample Sentences & Example Usage
Time flies like an arrow. Fruit flies like a banana.
The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.
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.
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.
We have demonstrated that two of the three most serious banana fungal diseases have become more virulent by increasing their ability to manipulate the banana’s metabolic path ways and make use of its nutrients, this parallel change in metabolism of the pathogen and the host plant has been overlooked until now and may represent a ‘ molecular fingerprint ’ of the adaptation process.
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- موز, موزةArabic
- банан, бананово дървоBulgarian
- banana, plàtanCatalan, Valencian
- banán, banánovník, banánovýCzech
- banana, ffrwchneddWelsh
- Bananenstaude, BananeGerman
- μπανάνα, μπανανιάGreek
- banano, bananarboEsperanto
- banana, bananero, banano, plátanoSpanish
- albo, platanoBasque
- banaanikasvi, banaani, banaaninkeltainen, vinosilmäFinnish
- banane, bananierFrench
- banaanWestern Frisian
- bananey, corran bweeManx
- բանան, ադամաթուզArmenian
- bjúgaldin, bananiIcelandic
- banana, bananoItalian
- bananiKalaallisut, Greenlandic
- 바나나, 바나나색Korean
- BanannLuxembourgish, Letzeburgesch
- pisang, pokok pisang, mauzMalay
- banaan, bananengeel, bananenplantDutch
- banan, bananplanteNorwegian
- hashkʼaanNavajo, Navaho
- bananowy, banan, bananowiecPolish
- banana, bananeiraPortuguese
- bananier, banană, bananRomanian
- банан, банановыйRussian
- banána, бана́наSerbo-Croatian
- කෙසෙල්Sinhala, Sinhalese
- banán, banánovníkSlovak
- banana, bananovecSlovene
- bananaSouthern Sotho
- mgomba, ndiziSwahili
- అరటిచెట్టు, అరటిపండుTelugu
- банан, мавзTajik
- puno ng saging, sagingTagalog
- بانانUyghur, Uighur
- chuối, trái chuối, quả chuốiVietnamese
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