a tall Chinese shrub, Michelia figo, of the magnolia family, having cream-yellow flowers with a reddish edge and a strong banana odor.
- Banana skin
noun the soft outer covering of a banana (informal) something unforeseen that causes an obvious and embarrassing mistake Historical Examples There was Myra who treated lovers like dogs and would slap them across the face with a banana skin to show her utter independence. Sunshine Sketches of a Little Town Stephen Leacock I heard of […]
- Banana slug
a large, bright yellow, slimy, shell-less mollusk, Ariolimax columbianus, of the northwestern forests of North America: the second largest slug in the world.
- Banana spider
a large, brown and yellow nonvenomous crab spider, Heteropoda venatoria, seen on the walls of buildings in the tropics, sometimes transported to other regions in shipments of bananas.
- Banana split
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. Contemporary Examples She also recommends the banana split shake: strawberry, chocolate, and a mashed banana. The Most […]