What does banana mean?

Definitions for banana
bəˈnæn əba·nana

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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.

    Etymology: From banaana, via or .

  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.

    Etymology: From banaana, via or .

  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.

    Etymology: From banaana, via or .

  4. banana(Adjective)

    Flavoured with bananas.

    Etymology: From banaana, via or .

  5. banana(Adjective)

    Of the colour of bananas.

    Etymology: 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.

Chambers 20th Century Dictionary

  1. Banana

    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

  1. banana

    (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.

Editors Contribution

  1. banana

    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  
  2. banana

    A type of edible 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  

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British National Corpus

  1. Written Corpus Frequency

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

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Numerology

  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of banana in Chaldean Numerology is: 6

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of banana in Pythagorean Numerology is: 6

Examples of banana in a Sentence

  1. Chris Murphy:

    This is an extraordinary moment. We're seeing our country turn into a banana republic. Republicans better be careful what they wish for because a Democratic president could use the same tools President Donald Trump is to turn the White House into one big extension of his reelection campaign, if that's the direction they take, attacking the whistleblower, trying to coverup this corruption, it's a really, really said day for the country.

  2. Mark Allison:

    As a lifelong fruits and vegetables ambassador, and a U.K. resident, designing a banana cake worthy of Prince Henry of Wales and the future Duchess Meghan Markle represents a higher calling, both personally and professionally.

  3. Mr Stergiopoulos:

    Thirty to 35 per cent of banana production cost is in fungicide applications, because many farmers ca n’t afford the fungicide, they grow bananas of lesser quality, which bring them less income.

  4. 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.

  5. David Datuna:

    First of all, I very respect this artist. For me, he is one of the top artists in the world, and I think this is the first one in art history when one artist eat concept for another artist. People ask me, you eat banana? Physically is was banana, but banana is just a tool. So usually I eat the concept of the art.

Images & Illustrations of banana

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