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ba·nan·a

 (bə-năn′ə)
n.
1. Any of several treelike plants of the genus Musa, especially M. acuminata, having a terminal crown of large, entire leaves and a hanging cluster of fruits.
2. The elongated, edible fruit of these plants, having a thick yellowish to reddish skin and whitish, pulpy flesh.

[Portuguese and Spanish, from Wolof, Mande, and Fulani.]

banana

(bəˈnɑːnə)
n
1. (Plants) any of several tropical and subtropical herbaceous treelike plants of the musaceous genus Musa, esp M. sapientum, a widely cultivated species propagated from suckers and having hanging clusters of edible fruit
2. (Plants) the crescent-shaped fruit of any of these plants. Compare plantain2
[C16: from Spanish or Portuguese, of African origin]

ba•nan•a

(bəˈnæn ə)

n., pl. -nan•as.
1. a tropical plant of the genus Musa, certain species of which are cultivated for their nutritious fruit.
2. the fruit, esp. that of M. paradisiaca, with yellow or reddish rind.
[1590–1600; < Sp < Portuguese < a West African language (compare Wolof, Malinke banana, Vai (Mande language of Liberia) bana)]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.banana - 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 fruitsbanana - 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
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Musa, Musa - type genus of the Musaceae: bananas
dwarf banana, Musa acuminata - low-growing Asian banana tree cultivated especially in the West Indies for its clusters of edible yellow fruit
Japanese banana, Musa basjoo - Asiatic banana plant cultivated especially as a foliage plant in Japan
Musa paradisiaca, plantain tree, plantain - a banana tree bearing hanging clusters of edible angular greenish starchy fruits; tropics and subtropics
edible banana, Musa paradisiaca sapientum - widely cultivated species of banana trees bearing compact hanging clusters of commercially important edible yellow fruit
Musa textilis, abaca, Manila hemp - Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc
2.banana - elongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet fleshbanana - elongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet flesh
edible fruit - edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh
dwarf banana, Musa acuminata - low-growing Asian banana tree cultivated especially in the West Indies for its clusters of edible yellow fruit
edible banana, Musa paradisiaca sapientum - widely cultivated species of banana trees bearing compact hanging clusters of commercially important edible yellow fruit

banana

noun
go bananas go crazy, go nuts (slang), go insane, go bonkers (slang, chiefly Brit.), go mental (slang), go barmy (slang), go loopy (informal), go round the bend (Brit. slang), go frantic, go batty (slang), go doolally (slang), go round the twist (Brit. slang), go nutty (slang) People went bananas with boredom.
Translations
банан
banánbanánovníkbanánový
banan
banano
banaan
banaani
banana
banán
pisang
banani
バナナ
바나나
bananas
banāns
വാഴപ്പഴം
banană
banánbanánovník
bananabananovec
banan
กล้วย
банан
quả chuối

banana

[bəˈnɑːnə]
A. N (= fruit) → plátano m, banana f (LAm); (= tree) → platanero m, banano m (LAm)
B. CPD banana boat Nbarco m bananero
banana republic Nrepública f bananera
banana skin Npiel f de plátano (fig) → problema m no previsto
banana tree Nplatanero m, banano m (LAm)

banana

[bəˈnɑːnə]
n (= fruit) → banane f
a bunch of bananas → un régime de bananes
modif
(relating to banana plants) [leaf] → de bananier; [industry, plantation] → bananier/ière
banana grower → producteur/trice m/f de bananes
(= made from bananas) [pudding, cake, sandwich] → à la banane
see also bananasbanana peel (US) npeau f de bananebanana republic (offensive) nrépublique f bananière

banana

nBanane f

banana

in cpdsBananen-;
banana plantation
banana republic

banana

:
banana skin
nBananenschale f; to slip on a banana (fig)über eine Kleinigkeit stolpern
banana split
n (Cook) → Bananensplit nt
banana tree

banana

[bəˈnɑːnə] n (fruit) → banana; (tree) → banano

banana

(bəˈnaːnə) noun
the long curved fruit, yellow-skinned when ripe, of a type of very large tropical tree.

banana

مَوْز banán banan Banane μπανάνα plátano banaani banane banana banana バナナ 바나나 banaan banan banan banana банан banan กล้วย muz quả chuối 香蕉

banana

n. banana, plátano.

banana

n plátano, banana (Arg, Ecu, Esp), banano (Col), guineo (Carib)
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Speaking to Muscat Daily, Dr Hamoud bin Darwish al Hassani, director general for Agriculture and Animal Research at MoAF said, 'We have registered 374 plant varieties, of which 327 are palm trees, 13 citrus, 25 Omani mango trees, four guava trees, one coconut tree, one pomegranate tree and three banana trees.
Agribusiness companies, particularly the Japanese-owned banana firm, had been regularly subjected to attacks by the NPA, with guerrillas burning vehicles, equipment and chopping down banana trees for the companies' refusal to heed the rebels' extortion demands, authorities said.
Majid said that the duplicate of Banana Tree Shredder has been made in Pakistan and through this machine, the residual of banana trees could be composed as organic fertilizer which is very beneficial for the soil health and also can be used by farmers in their crops.
Eventually, banana trees were also brought to the Americas.
Katydids (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) such as Idiarthron atrispinum (Stal) (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) (Maes 2004) and Idiarthron subquadratum Saussure & Pictet (Orthoptera: Tettigoniidae) have been reported using banana trees only as shelter (Barrera et al.
Aside from extorting 'revolutionary taxes' which is nothing but a euphemism, for protection money, from private corporations and contractors, incidents of burning of hauling trucks and other construction equipment and cutting or uprooting of plated banana trees were being perpetrated by the communist groups, the governor said.
They now share a cramped outhouse on a farm where Khalil works on banana trees, surviving on 175 US dollars (PS140) a month from CARE international.
300 acres of vegetables and banana trees in Sennar sanked in water.
Still, at least there was good news from the Royal gardens: the banana trees will produce fruit this summer.
For the consortium with banana trees, there are several desirable characteristics to a cover crop: production of viable seeds, good adaptation to soil and climatic conditions, ease of management, resistance to pests and diseases, good competition with weeds, shade tolerance and compatibility with the banana crop (Borges et al.
If we had water we could plant a garden, plant banana trees, etc.