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|Noun||1.||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 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
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