Banana meaning

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The definition of a banana is a plant grown in tropical regions, or the fruit which it bears.

An example of a banana when it is ripe is a yellow or red piece of fruit that is long and about one inch in diameter and of a slightly bent cylindrical shape.

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Any of several treelike plants of the genus Musa, especially M. acuminata, having a terminal crown of large, entire leaves and a hanging cluster of fruits.
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The elongated, edible fruit of these plants, having a thick yellowish to reddish skin and whitish, pulpy flesh.
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Any of a genus (Musa) of treelike tropical plants of the banana family, with long, broad leaves and large clusters of edible fruit; esp., any of the various hybrids widely cultivated in the Western Hemisphere.
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An elongated curved fruit, which grows in bunches, and has a sweet creamy flesh and a smooth yellow skin.
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(uncountable) A yellow colour, like that of a banana's skin.

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Curved like a banana, especially of a ball in flight.
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Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anyone () Anything. Someone who objects to the building of any structure in their neighborhood, especially in public policy debate. Used as an expression of irritation towards people who are thought of as being worse than NIMBYs.
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The long, curved fruit of these plants which usually has a soft, sweet, whitish pulp and a thick, usually yellowish skin.
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The tropical treelike plant which bears clusters of bananas. The plant, of the genus Musa, has large, elongated leaves and is related to the plantain.
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(mildly pejorative, slang, ethnic slur) A person of Asian descent, especially a Chinese American, who has assimilated into Western culture or married a Caucasian (from the “yellow” outside and “white” inside). Compare coconut (“assimilated Hispanic or Black”).
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Designating a family (Musaceae, order Zingiberales) of monocotyledonous tropical plants, including heliconia and bird of paradise.
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Origin of banana

  • Portuguese Spanish from Wolof Mande, Fulani

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From Wolof banaana, via Spanish or Portuguese.

    From Wiktionary

  • Attested since 1991 in Australia.

    From Wiktionary