HyperDic: banana

English > 2 senses of the word banana:
NOUNplantbanana, banana treeany 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
foodbananaelongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet flesh
banana > pronunciation
Soundsbahnae'nah
RhymesAltoona ... zona: 128 rhymes with nah...
English > banana: 2 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningAny 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.
Synonymbanana tree
Member ofMusa, genus Musatype genus of the Musaceae
NarrowerJapanese banana, Musa basjooAsiatic banana plant cultivated especially as a foliage plant in Japan
abaca, Manila hemp, Musa textilisPhilippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc
dwarf banana, Musa acuminatalow-growing Asian banana tree cultivated especially in the West Indies for its clusters of edible yellow fruit
edible banana, Musa paradisiaca sapientumWidely cultivated species of banana trees bearing compact hanging clusters of commercially important edible yellow fruit
plantain, plantain tree, Musa paradisiacaA banana tree bearing hanging clusters of edible angular greenish starchy fruits
Broaderherb, herbaceous plantA plant lacking a permanent woody stem
Spanishbanana, bananero, banano, plátano
Catalanbanana, plàtan
English > banana: 2 senses > noun 2, food
Meaningelongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet flesh.
Part ofdwarf banana, Musa acuminatalow-growing Asian banana tree cultivated especially in the West Indies for its clusters of edible yellow fruit
edible banana, Musa paradisiaca sapientumWidely cultivated species of banana trees bearing compact hanging clusters of commercially important edible yellow fruit
Broaderedible fruitedible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
Spanishbanana, cambur, plátano
Catalanbanana, plàtan

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