Abyssinian banana


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Noun1.Abyssinian banana - large evergreen arborescent herb having huge paddle-shaped leaves and bearing inedible fruit that resemble bananas but edible young flower shootsAbyssinian banana - large evergreen arborescent herb having huge paddle-shaped leaves and bearing inedible fruit that resemble bananas but edible young flower shoots; sometimes placed in genus Musa
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
Ensete, genus Ensete - Old World tropical herbs: Abyssinian bananas
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Ensete ventricosum 'Maurellii', the Abyssinian banana, has pleasing purple-tinged leaves.
A THE red Abyssinian banana (Ensete ventricosum) will withstand a modicum of frost.
At rear, the wine-tinged leaves of Abyssinian banana (Ensete ventricosum 'Maurelii') echo the red-hot foliage of Coleus 'Oxblood' and orange-red flowers of 'Gartenmeister Bonstedt' fuchsia.