banana tree


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Noun1.banana tree - 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 tree - 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
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Coconut palms, banana trees, and lofty breadfruit trees gave food and sun-shelter.
Caption: Above: Dew dripping off of the banana tree we recently planted on The Land.
founded the Partido Demokratiko Pilipino under the shade of a banana tree, with only a blackboard to help him and the pioneer members discuss possible solutions to the age-old problems of our society,' Pimentel said during his speech at the ceremony.
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.
Most of the flowers in the exhibition were indigenous but there were some exotic varieties such as hollow log mosses, American grass, and banana tree.
At the park, the fibres are collected from nearby elephant sanctuaries, before being cleaned and boiled with water, mixed with fibres such as pineapple husks or banana tree trunks, and dyed with non-toxic food colouring.
The coal used was lignite coal and the biomass' were tree waste, cow dung and banana tree leaves.
Outlets signed up include Prezzo, Banana Tree, Papa Johns, Walkabout, Chef & Brewer and Malmaison.
EcoSolve Natural Products may have the answer to the years-old problem with a special banana tree extract, primarily designed to organically disinfect food manufacturing facilities.
Banana tree is not a tree in reality but a large herb and the fruit is technically a berry.
The artist has used recycled automobile tires and tubes to create what looks like a banana tree.
My friend has a 4ft banana tree that is getting too big.