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banana, banana treenoun
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 yellow outside and white inside). Compare coconut.
Flavoured with bananas.
Of the colour of bananas.
Etymology: 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.]
Dictionary of Nautical Terms
(Musa paradisiaca). A valuable species of plantain, the fruit of which is much used in tropical climates, both fresh and made into bread. Gerarde named it Adam's apple from a notion that it was the forbidden fruit of Eden; whilst others supposed it to be the grapes brought out of the Promised Land by the spies of Moses. The spikes of fruit often weigh forty pounds.
The clip of an AK-47. "I lay by my bananna" -- Young Dro
A type of cultivar, plant, seed and tree created and cultivated in various species.
Banana's are a popular food and grown throughout the world.
Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020
A type of fruit.
We buy banana's every week as we love them, my favourite food is pancakes with chocolate spread and banana with a spoon of fresh cream or creme fraiche.
Submitted by MaryC on April 8, 2020
British National Corpus
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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
I love Triscuits or any hearty whole-grain cracker sandwiched with almond butter and fresh raspberries, or with banana and cacao nibs.
Currently, the disease is controlled by fungicide sprays. Banana growers in Costa Rica, for example, have to spray 40 to 80 times per year, this is very expensive, costing the country around $ 100 million per year.
The banana pudding is a staple at Edley’s. Our guests view it as a must-have side rather than a dessert, the recipe calls for bananas, vanilla pudding, cookies and a homemade whipped cream topping.
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.
That’s the way a banana republic acts, not the way the United States of America acts, i don’t expect to have to issue a subpoena to see unclassified information.
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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
- Musa sapientum fixaLatin
- 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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