- banana skin,
- banana slug,
- banana spider,
- banana split,
Origin of bananas
Origin of banana
Examples from the Web for bananas
Duarte owns a small plot of land where she grazes cattle and grows beans, maize, bananas, and oranges.China’s Nicaragua Canal Could Spark a New Central America Revolution|Nina Lakhani|November 30, 2014|DAILY BEAST
I love its late daylight against old building facades; its 30-cent bananas from the stands on the corner; its new bike lanes.
At the checkout, her total for bananas, arugula, blackberries, kale, yogurt, rice noodles, and tofu comes to $34.21.
Medical errors in television shows and movies drive me bananas.Scandal’s Finale Featured One of the Most Preposterous TV Deaths Ever|Russell Saunders|April 19, 2014|DAILY BEAST
Zoe has come a long way since her days of screaming “I die” and “Bananas!”
He learnt to eke out his meagre supplies by living on the wild game of the country, the native flour, bananas and mangoes.Sketches of the East Africa Campaign|Robert Valentine Dolbey
The fruits are those natural to the tropics, but only oranges, pineapples and bananas are raised for exportation.Cuba|Arthur D. Hall
At every roll the Snark shook overboard a bunch or so of bananas and cocoanuts, or a basket of limes.The Cruise of the Snark|Jack London
After each meal we took oranges, apples, or bananas up on deck and ate them while laying in the sunshine.The Biography of a Rabbit|Roy Benson
A fountain was playing in the middle, surrounded by orange trees, bananas and flowering plants, in great green tubs.
Word Origin for banana
"crazy," 1968; earlier (1935) it was noted as an underworld slang term for "sexually perverted."
1590s, borrowed by Spanish or Portuguese from a West African word, possibly Wolof banana. The plant was introduced to the New World from Africa in 1516. Top banana, second banana, etc. are 1950s, from show business slang use of banana for "comedian, especially in a burlesque show." Banana split first attested 1920. Banana oil "nonsense" is slang from c.1910.
In addition to the idiom beginning with banana
- banana oil
- drive someone crazy (bananas)
- go bananas
- top banana