What does banana mean?

Definitions for banana
bəˈnæn əba·nana

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. 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

  2. banananoun

    elongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet flesh

Wiktionary

  1. banananoun

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

  2. banananoun

    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. banananoun

    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.

  4. bananaadjective

    Flavoured with bananas.

  5. bananaadjective

    Of the colour of bananas.

  6. Etymology: From banaana, via or.

ChatGPT

  1. banana

    A banana is a tropical fruit that grows on plants of the genus Musa in clusters hanging from the top of the plant. Typically elongated and curved, a banana has soft creamy flesh rich in starch covered with a yellow, red or green rind when ripe. Bananas are known for their high nutritional value, including vitamins, minerals and fiber, and are eaten raw or used in baking, cooking and beverages.

Webster Dictionary

  1. Banananoun

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

Wikidata

  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.

Rap Dictionary

  1. banananoun

    The clip of an AK-47. "I lay by my bananna" -- Young Dro

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 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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    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. Danny DeVito:

    You have to give people permission to laugh. That's why they would always cut to the banana peel in the Laurel and Hardy movies.

  2. 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.

  3. Julie Ohana:

    The funny part is, there's nothing noteworthy about her recipe, it's probably just like a million other banana-bread recipes.

  4. Julie Ohana:

    What's carried me through these crazy times is to find moments of joy, the banana-bread recipe helps to do that.

  5. Abby Langer:

    I love Triscuits or any hearty whole-grain cracker sandwiched with almond butter and fresh raspberries, or with banana and cacao nibs.

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