Origin of banana
Examples from the Web for banana
Trista goes about making the shake, mashing up a banana, adding cherry syrup, a bit of milk, and soft-serve ice cream.
She also recommends the banana split shake: strawberry, chocolate, and a mashed banana.
“To say the there's a split in the Republican Party is to give the banana split a bad name,” said Winter.
Several varieties of banana grow here, and mango season on the island is huge.A Magical Meal at Louie’s Backyard in the Conch Republic|Jane & Michael Stern|July 13, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Rhode Island Reds will not eat melon rinds, banana peels, orange skins, pickles, or onions, F.Y.I.What Did TJ Mean By “Pursuit of Happiness,” Anyway?|P. J. O’Rourke|June 8, 2014|DAILY BEAST
The small planter does the curing upon mats of sticks, boards, palm or banana leaves raised somewhat above the ground.
If a string breaks or becomes useless it is only a question of cutting down a banana stalk and stripping it for a new one.Negritos of Zambales|William Allan Reed
In one range of cacao trees a banana is placed between two cacaos, and an erythrina between the two following.The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom|P. L. Simmonds
Every grain and banana would have to be purchased henceforward.
And then they had gone to a plantation and fetched from there a banana tree, with a huge bunch of ripe bananas on it.The Wonders of the Jungle|Prince Sarath Ghosh
British Dictionary definitions for banana
Word Origin for banana
Word Origin and History for banana
1590s, borrowed by Spanish or Portuguese from a West African word, possibly Wolof banana. The plant was introduced to the New World from Africa in 1516. Top banana, second banana, etc. are 1950s, from show business slang use of banana for "comedian, especially in a burlesque show." Banana split first attested 1920. Banana oil "nonsense" is slang from c.1910.
Idioms and Phrases with banana
In addition to the idiom beginning with banana
- banana oil
- drive someone crazy (bananas)
- go bananas
- top banana