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Noun1.Ensete - Old World tropical herbs: Abyssinian bananasEnsete - Old World tropical herbs: Abyssinian 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
Abyssinian banana, Ensete ventricosum, Ethiopian banana, Musa ensete - 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
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This tree, which the natives call ensete, is wonderfully useful; its leaves, which are so large as to cover a man, make hangings for rooms, and serve the inhabitants instead of linen for their tables and carpets.
Moreover, the finding of a study by Nurfeta et al [5] indicated that enset (Ensete ventricosum) leaf, which is the same family with banana, when fed alone had low intake and digestibility.
Okra Abelmoschus esculentus Tomato * Lycopersicon lycopersicum Oil seeds Castor seed Ricinus communis Sesame Sesamum indicum Soybean * Glycine max Sunflower Helianthus annuus Roots & tubers Cassava * Manihot esculentum Enset Ensete ventricosum Potato * Solanum tuberosum Sweet potato * Ipomoea batatas Taro Colocasia esculenta Yam Dioscorea spp.
Ensete ventricosum 'Maurellii', the Abyssinian banana, has pleasing purple-tinged leaves.
(2004) Efficient micropropagation of Ensete ventricosum applying meristem wounding: a three-step protocol.
In addition to the cereal-based land-use system, agroforestry practices such as Ensete ventricosum (Kocho) were also used commonly by the local people.
musacearum (Xcm) was first reported in Ethiopia on Ensete, a related crop to banana in 1964 [3].
Injor (SH) S Moringaceae Moringa stenopetala Sheferwu (SH) S Lam Musaceae Ensete Ventricosum Echecha (SH) T (Wild) Eugenia uniflora L.
The Ethiopian diet is mainly composed of staple foods from cereals (teff, maize, and sorghum), tubers and root crops (ensete, potatoes, and sweet potatoes), pulses and oil seeds.
wa[??]ma ~ ?o[??]ma 'river' wa[??]si 'meat' wada ~ ?oda 'insult' wafal 'hare' wa[p.sup.h]a ~ ?o[p.sup.h]a 'cave' wa[??]a 'ensete' waja ~ ?oja 'ear' wa[??]a 'chicken' I see two probable explanations for this unpredictable and asymetrical variation.