Meaning of BANANA in English

BANANA

transcription, транскрипция: [ bə-ˈna-nə, especially Brit ]

-ˈnä- noun

Usage: often attributive

Etymology: Spanish or Portuguese; Spanish, from Portuguese, of African origin; akin to Wolof banaana banana

Date: 1597

1. : an elongated usually tapering tropical fruit with soft pulpy flesh enclosed in a soft usually yellow rind

2. : any of several widely cultivated perennial herbs (genus Musa of the family Musaceae, the banana family) bearing bananas in compact pendent bunches

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banana 2

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