Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • 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.

Etymologies

From the genus name Musa, from Late Latin musa, from Arabic موز mawz. (Wiktionary)

Examples

  • She rapped the deck with the same musaceous digit she had employed to shush you.

    Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

  • 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.

    Half Asleep in Frog Pajamas

  • 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.

    Skinny Legs and All

  • 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.

    Personal Narrative of Travels to the Equinoctial Regions of America, During the Year 1799-1804 — Volume 1

  • 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.

    VERBATIM: The Language Quarterly Vol VII No 4

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