plantain tree

Also found in: Thesaurus.
Related to plantain tree: tamarind tree
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
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
Based on WordNet 3.0, Farlex clipart collection. © 2003-2012 Princeton University, Farlex Inc.
References in classic literature ?
Banana and plantain trees were burdened with great bunches of ripening fruit.
This justifies the warning given to Alaigboran, who intended to use the dry bark of a plantain tree in climbing a palm tree.
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.
1:Red Swirl Hat in Sinamay decorated with arrow head feathers - pounds 150.Says Sara, pictured far left: ``I know that sounds a lot,but there's a lot of work in this.'' 2: White feature hat with red and black stripped quilldetail,made from Sinamay (banana fibre from the Plantain tree) - pounds 100.
On occasion he withdrew from society altogether, retiring to Fukagowa, site of his Basho^O-an ("Cottage of the Plantain Tree"), a simple hut from which the poet derived his pen name.