banana family

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Related to banana family: family Musaceae
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Noun1.banana family - treelike tropical Asian herbsbanana family - treelike tropical Asian herbs  
liliopsid family, monocot family - family of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
Musales, order Musales - tropical plants
genus Musa, Musa - type genus of the Musaceae: bananas
Ensete, genus Ensete - Old World tropical herbs: Abyssinian bananas
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She explains that the abaca, whose scientific name is musa textilis, is a member of the banana family, the Musaceae.
Once strelitzia get going they are difficult to deal with - after all they're members of the banana family.
MR PARKHOUSE BRIGHTON HI MR PARKHOUSE, This is the Chinese dwarf banana and is related to the banana family.
Plantains are part of the banana family, but unlike the yellow bananas that we eat raw, they must be cooked.