- belonging to the Musaceae, the banana family of plants.
Compare banana family.
Origin of musaceous
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- 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
Word Origin for musaceous
C19: from New Latin Mūsāceae, from Mūsa genus name, from Arabic mawzah banana
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