a tropical plant of the genus Musa, certain species of which are cultivated for their nutritious fruit.: Compare banana family.
the fruit, especially that of M. paradisiaca, with yellow or reddish rind.
- banana , plantain1
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How to use banana in a sentence
They include pandemic classics — banana bread and dalgona coffee, our old friends — but also some favorite dishes I didn’t get a chance to peek into the kitchen and watch Sammy or Melenda make on visits to Top Taste.Until I Can Go Back to My Favorite Restaurant, This Jerk Paste Is the Next Best Thing | Elazar Sontag | September 25, 2020 | Eater
She tossed in longganisa, a spiced Filipino sausage, as part of a Bolognese sauce that comes together on a base of banana ketchup, a common condiment in Southeast Asia.
He began experimenting with various natural fabrics such as banana, hemp, bamboo and aloe vera.How a Wasteland Shrub Is Becoming the Next Big Thing in Fashion | Daniel Malloy | August 28, 2020 | Ozy
They might scream banana, banana, banana over and over and over again.‘There’s no antagonist’: News outlets mull the possible end of their editorial and business-side ‘Trump Bump’ bonanza | Steven Perlberg | August 10, 2020 | Digiday
Experts like Popescu and Casanova have focused on harm reduction — the same philosophy that leads thousands of American gym teachers to demonstrate putting condoms on bananas.Every Decision Is A Risk. Every Risk Is A Decision. | Maggie Koerth (firstname.lastname@example.org) | July 21, 2020 | FiveThirtyEight
These are young fathers, rural farmers, usually growing banana or coffee or subsistence crops.
Read on to find out what you need to know before whipping up bug-infused banana bread.
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.
“You have to try my cherry banana shake,” waitress Trista says.
The broad veranda was shaded by a clump of tall banana-trees, swaying to and fro in the gentle breeze.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
The plant from which is made what is called Manila hemp belongs to the same family as the banana and the plantain.Alila, Our Little Philippine Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
The next time the fruit disappeared, I found a banana all smashed up in Kari's pavilion.Kari the Elephant | Dhan Gopal Mukerji
Down in the court a silvery fountain played among palms and banana trees.The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch | Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
Beyond the door was a banana tree, with ten-foot leaves, and a little black monkey loping around under it, sort of indifferent.The Belted Seas | Arthur Colton
British Dictionary definitions for banana
any of several tropical and subtropical herbaceous treelike plants of the musaceous genus Musa, esp M. sapientum, a widely cultivated species propagated from suckers and having hanging clusters of edible fruit
the crescent-shaped fruit of any of these plants: Compare plantain 2
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Other Idioms and Phrases with banana
In addition to the idiom beginning with banana
- banana oil
- drive someone crazy (bananas)
- go bananas
- top banana
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