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banana split

noun

  1. an elaborate confection, typically consisting of a banana sliced lengthwise, on top of which are placed two or more scoops of ice cream, fruit or other syrup, and a topping of whipped cream, nuts, and a maraschino cherry.


banana split

noun

  1. a dish of ice cream and banana cut in half lengthwise, usually topped with syrup, nuts, whipped cream, etc


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Word History and Origins

Origin of banana split1

First recorded in 1915–20

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Example Sentences

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.

To all of this I have only one thing to say: Please pass the banana split.

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