banana family

  1. the plant family Musaceae, characterized by large treelike herbaceous plants of tropical regions, having a trunk formed by spiraling leaf sheaths, and bearing large leaves, flower clusters above leathery red-to-purple bracts, and fleshy fruit in clusters, including the banana and plantain.

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How to use banana family in a sentence

  • The plant belongs to the banana family and grows as large as a small tree.

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