What does banana mean?

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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.

  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.

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.

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

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How to say banana in sign language?

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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. 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. Proverb:

    A woman is like a banana; one alone can turn the whole bunch rotten.

  4. Martin Pavelka:

    Although definitely gluten-free, the banana did not keep me full for very long.

  5. Dan Bebber:

    The disease is a fungus, it attacks the leaves of the banana plant, which means the plant can't make as many bananas.

Images & Illustrations of banana

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