Meaning of BANANA in English


/beuh nan"euh/ , n.

1. a tropical plant of the genus Musa, certain species of which are cultivated for their nutritious fruit. Cf. banana family .

2. the fruit, esp. that of M. paradisiaca, with yellow or reddish rind.

[ 1590-1600; banana, Vai (Mande language of Liberia) bana ), but ultimate source and direction of borrowing uncert. ]

Random House Webster's Unabridged English dictionary.      Полный английский словарь Вебстер - Random House .