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Meaning of BANANA

Pronunciation:  bu'nanu

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  elongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet flesh
  2. [n]  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 is a 6 letter word that starts with B.


 Synonyms: banana tree
 See Also: abaca, dwarf banana, dwarf banana, edible banana, edible banana, edible fruit, genus Musa, herb, herbaceous plant, Japanese banana, Manila hemp, Musa, Musa acuminata, Musa acuminata, Musa basjoo, Musa paradisiaca, Musa paradisiaca sapientum, Musa paradisiaca sapientum, Musa textilis, plantain, plantain tree



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Ba*na"na\, n. [Sp. banana, name of the fruit.] (Bot.)
A perennial herbaceous plant of almost treelike size ({Musa
sapientum}); also, its edible fruit. See {Musa}.

Note: The banana has a soft, herbaceous stalk, with leaves of
      great length and breadth. The flowers grow in bunches,
      covered with a sheath of a green or purple color; the
      fruit is five or six inches long, and over an inch in
      diameter; the pulp is soft, and of a luscious taste,
      and is eaten either raw or cooked. This plant is a
      native of tropical countries, and furnishes an
      important article of food.

{Banana bird} (Zo["o]l.), a small American bird ({Icterus
   leucopteryx}), which feeds on the banana.

{Banana quit} (Zo["o]l.), a small bird of tropical America,
   of the genus {Certhiola}, allied to the creepers.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of bananas may be a metaphor for repressed sexual urges and desires. Dreaming that you are eating bananas indicates that you hard work will be met with little reward and gains.
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