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musaceous

[ myoo-zey-shuhs ]
/ myuˈzeɪ ʃəs /
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adjective

belonging to the Musaceae, the banana family of plants.

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Origin of musaceous

1850–55; <New Latin Musace(ae) family name (Mus(a) genus name (<Arabic mawzah banana, perhaps <Sanskrit mocaḥ) + -aceae-aceae) + -ous
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British Dictionary definitions for musaceous

musaceous
/ (mjuːˈzeɪʃəs) /

adjective

of, relating to, or belonging to the Musaceae, a family of tropical flowering plants having large leaves and clusters of elongated berry fruits: includes the banana, edible plantain, and Manila hemp
C19: from New Latin Mūsāceae, from Mūsa genus name, from Arabic mawzah banana
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