the plant family Musaceae, characterized by large treelike herbaceous plants of tropical regions, having a trunk formed by spiraling leaf sheaths, and bearing large leaves, flower clusters above leathery red-to-purple bracts, and fleshy fruit in clusters, including the banana and plantain.
The plant belongs to the banana family and grows as large as a small tree.
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- Banana kick
noun in soccer, a banana kick is one that is off-center that makes the ball curve or bend in flight before suddenly dropping
- Banana oil
a sweet-smelling liquid ester, C 7 H 14 O 2 , a mixture of isomers derived from amyl alcohol and having the characteristic odor of bananas: used chiefly as a paint solvent and in artificial fruit flavors; amyl acetate. Slang. insincere talk; nonsense. Historical Examples But, after all, it was the banana oil the aluminum […]
- Banana label
banana label jargon The labels used on the sides of macrotape reels, so called because they were shaped roughly like blunt-ended bananas. This term, like macrotapes themselves, is obsolete. [Jargon File] (2007-10-17)
- Banana paper
noun a type of paper made from part of the stem, fiber, or bark of the banana plant, mainly used for artwork Examples Banana paper is one of the unique creations gifted by the nature to the human beings, this elegant looking paper is made from the bark of the banana tree.