banana split


noun

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.

Nearby words

  1. banana seat,
  2. banana shrub,
  3. banana skin,
  4. banana slug,
  5. banana spider,
  6. bananaland,
  7. bananas,
  8. banaras,
  9. banat,
  10. banausic

Origin of banana split

First recorded in 1915–20

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British Dictionary definitions for banana split

banana split

noun

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