Banality Banausic

Banana

Meanings and phrases

banana

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. 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; banana tree
  2. elongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet flesh

Abyssinian banana

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. 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; Ethiopian banana; Ensete ventricosum; Musa ensete

Ethiopian banana

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. 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; Abyssinian banana; Ensete ventricosum; Musa ensete

Japanese banana

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. Asiatic banana plant cultivated especially as a foliage plant in Japan; Musa basjoo

banana boat

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a ship designed to transport bananas

banana bread

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. moist bread containing banana pulp

banana family

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. treelike tropical Asian herbs; Musaceae; family Musaceae

banana oil

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a liquid ester derived from amyl alcohol; has the odor of bananas

banana passion fruit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. cultivated for fruit; Passiflora mollissima

banana peel

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the skin of a banana (especially when it is stripped off and discarded); banana skin

banana quit

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. any of several honeycreepers

banana republic

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a small country (especially in Central America) that is politically unstable and whose economy is dominated by foreign companies and depends on one export (such as bananas)

banana skin

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the skin of a banana (especially when it is stripped off and discarded); banana peel

banana split

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. a banana split lengthwise and topped with scoops of ice cream and sauces and nuts and whipped cream

banana tree

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. 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; banana

dwarf banana

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. low-growing Asian banana tree cultivated especially in the West Indies for its clusters of edible yellow fruit; Musa acuminata

edible banana

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. widely cultivated species of banana trees bearing compact hanging clusters of commercially important edible yellow fruit; Musa paradisiaca sapientum

second banana

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. someone who serves in a subordinate capacity or plays a secondary role; second fiddle
  2. a performer who acts as stooge to a comedian; straight man

top banana

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
n.
  1. the most important person in a group or undertaking; kingpin; bigwig
  2. the leading comedian in a burlesque show

banana leaves

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • Traditional farmers cover the banana bunches with old banana leaves so that it can get the colour.
  • Cutting the wood of woods, using tad and banana leaves, all the people broke up and made huts for their living.
  • The game is played in 15-minute quarters with five players per team using mallets to hit a ball made of banana leaves.

banana leaf

Pronunciation American British Australian Indian
E.g.
  • The sadya is customarily served on a banana leaf.
  • Masa is then placed on a banana leaf.
  • The masa is then placed on banana leaf and stuffed with the meat mixture.
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