A banana is a curved, yellow fruit with a thick skin and soft sweet flesh. If you eat a banana every day for breakfast, your roommate might nickname you "the monkey."

A banana is a tropical fruit that's quite popular all over the world. It grows in bunches on a banana tree. To "go bananas" is a slangy way of saying "go crazy" or act ridiculous, and if someone refers to the "top banana," they mean the most important person in a particular group. The origin of banana isn't certain, but it's thought that it was borrowed by the Spanish or Portuguese from an African word, probably the Wolof word banana.

Definitions of banana

n any of several tropical and subtropical treelike herbs of the genus Musa having a terminal crown of large entire leaves and usually bearing hanging clusters of elongated fruits

banana tree
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Musa acuminata, dwarf banana
low-growing Asian banana tree cultivated especially in the West Indies for its clusters of edible yellow fruit
Japanese banana, Musa basjoo
Asiatic banana plant cultivated especially as a foliage plant in Japan
Musa paradisiaca, plantain, plantain tree
a banana tree bearing hanging clusters of edible angular greenish starchy fruits; tropics and subtropics
Musa paradisiaca sapientum, edible banana
widely cultivated species of banana trees bearing compact hanging clusters of commercially important edible yellow fruit
Manila hemp, Musa textilis, abaca
Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc
Type of:
herb, herbaceous plant
a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests

n elongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet flesh

Type of:
edible fruit
edible reproductive body of a seed plant especially one having sweet flesh

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