A perennial herbaceous plant of almost treelike size Musa sapientum also its delicious good fresh fruit See Musa
- some of a few exotic and subtropical treelike natural herbs of genus Musa having a terminal crown of big entire leaves and often bearing dangling groups of elongated fresh fruits
- elongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with smooth nice skin
- A perennial herbaceous plant of very nearly treelike size (Musa sapientum); additionally, its edible fruit. See Musa.
1590s, lent by Spanish or Portuguese from a-west African word, possibly Wolof banana. The plant had been introduced into the New World from Africa in 1516. Top banana, 2nd banana, etc. are 1950s, from program business slang utilization of banana for "comedian, particularly in a burlesque program." Banana split initially attested 1920. Banana oil "nonsense" is slang from c.1910.
A tropical fresh fruit that develops in clusters and is long and curving with a yellow epidermis flecked with brown specs. This has a slightly gluey, creamy pulp and a distinctive nice taste.
First cultivated in Southeast Asia and New Guinea, the banana has become a significant crop in a lot of parts of the world. Even though symbolic meaning of the banana varies rather sharply from area to location, each individual connotation shows crucial insights into countries knowledgeable about the fruit.
In addition about 500 smaller vessels engaged in the coasting trade enter and clear from Boma and Banana every year.