Definitions

from The Century Dictionary.

  • noun A genus of monocotyledonous plants, of the order Musaceæ, the banana family.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • noun (Bot.) A genus of plants related to the banana.

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  • noun Any of the genus Ravenala of plants related to the banana.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • noun giant treelike plant having edible nuts and leafstalks that yield a refreshing drink of clear watery sap; reputedly an emergency source of water for travelers

Etymologies

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From the genus name.

Examples

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