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- adj. Pertaining to a banana or plantain.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, plants of the genus Musa.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- In botany, of or relating to the Musaceæ.
She rapped the deck with the same musaceous digit she had employed to shush you.
Melting, they will perfume the neighborhood like one giant Harry Belafonte belch, and a certain little rascal, no more able to resist the musaceous nose-music than any model-building boy, will tarantella, yellow-lipped and sticky-furred, into your waiting trap.
He had the look of a midlevel academic, perhaps one of those literary moles who compound their pallor in stuffy rooms, stroking the musaceous nuances of E.M. Forster; or else the editor of an urban weekly newspaper that fills its pages with wine-shop and gallery advertisements and earnest evaluation of the anal-retentive sawings of European string quartets.
A botanist would not readily guess that the thick wood covering this valley is formed by the assemblage of a plant of the musaceous family.
Zinjanthropus, for example, combines the Arabic zinj (East Africa) and a Latinized form of Creek anthropos (man), while musaceous is constructed from the Arabic mawzah 'banana,' the Latin scientific particle - aceae, and the English adjectival suffixous.
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