- 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.
Origin of banana split
First recorded in 1915–20
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- a dish of ice cream and banana cut in half lengthwise, usually topped with syrup, nuts, whipped cream, etc
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