Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In countries settled by the Spanish, the common name of the banana and plantain (Musa paradisiaca and M. sapientum). In Porto Rico the name is especially applied to the starchy plantains, which must be cooked before they can be eaten, the sweet bananas being called guinéos.
“The fruit of the third kind of platano, the _Platano Largo_, is from six to eight inches long, rather narrow, and curved crescent-wise.”
“It comes with rice and avocado on the side, and maybe platano sometimes.”
“Yucca, arracacha, potato and platano all together, repeated and with rice added to the main dish and desert.”
“Mashed plantains with pork rinds: Machuca de platano con chicharrones: Mexican Recipe”
“Mashed plantains with pork rinds: Machuca de platano con chicharrones by”
“Plantain empanadas with picadillo: Empanadas de platano: Mexican Recipe”
“Plantain empanadas with picadillo: Empanadas de platano by”
“Hoja de platano (banana leaf) musa paradisiaca: Although a tropical plant (and not a tree) the banana can be grown in a cool climate if the bulbous root is dug and stored for the winter, before the first frost, like any other bulb.”
“Sub ramosa platano sedentem, solum, discalceatum, super lapidem, valde pallidum ac macilentum, promissa barba, librum super genibus habentem.”
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