plantain tree


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Noun1.Plantain tree - a banana tree bearing hanging clusters of edible angular greenish starchy fruitsplantain tree - a banana tree bearing hanging clusters of edible angular greenish starchy fruits; tropics and subtropics
plantain - starchy banana-like fruit; eaten (always cooked) as a staple vegetable throughout the tropics
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
References in classic literature ?
Banana and plantain trees were burdened with great bunches of ripening fruit.
During royal pregnancies, There was a custom of cutting a bunch of fruit off a plantain tree which was known as 'to steal'.
Even the award plaques presented to the winners demonstrated the ideals of green Oman, as it was made of disposed banana bark from the plantain tree, and certificates printed on 100 per cent recycled paper.
40) In a later trading incident Robertson, studying their bodies and gestures for signs of defeat, notes that as they, 'paddled nearer the ship', they, 'forced a sort of smile, then laid down the plantain tree top and showed us what they had got to sell'.
I had seen a bicycle wheel hanging from the highest branch of a plantain tree and I could have become a plastician," he says in La Vocation--avec Aphrodite (The vocation--with Aphrodite, 1990)--an ironic wink at Marcel Duchamp?