genus Musa


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Related to genus Musa: genus Ananas, genus Musca
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Noun1.genus Musa - type genus of the Musaceae: bananasgenus Musa - type genus of the Musaceae: bananas
liliopsid genus, monocot genus - genus of flowering plants having a single cotyledon (embryonic leaf) in the seed
banana family, family Musaceae, Musaceae - treelike tropical Asian herbs
banana, 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
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The word banana is a general term embracing a number of species or hybrids of the genus Musa of the family of Musaceae, closely related to plantains.
Molecular phylogeny and systematics of the banana family (Musaceae) inferred from multiple nuclear and chloroplast DNA fragments, with special reference to the genus Musa.
Banana plant belongs to genus Musa of the family "Musaceae", a monocotyledonous family.