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musaceous

[myoo-zey-shuh s] /myuˈzeɪ ʃəs/
adjective
1.
belonging to the Musaceae, the banana family of plants.
Compare banana family.
Origin of musaceous
1850-1855
1850-55; < New Latin Musace(ae) family name (Mus(a) genus name (< Arabic mawzah banana, perhaps < Sanskrit mocaḥ) + -aceae -aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for musaceous

musaceous

/mjuːˈzeɪʃəs/
adjective
1.
of, relating to, or belonging to the Musaceae, a family of tropical flowering plants having large leaves and clusters of elongated berry fruits: includes the banana, edible plantain, and Manila hemp
Word Origin
C19: from New Latin Mūsāceae, from Mūsa genus name, from Arabic mawzah banana
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