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banana Explained

banana at CMU American English spelling Of Explained:

[bə'nænə]

banana at English => English (English Etymology) Of Explained:

1597, borrowed by Sp. or Port. from a W. African word, possibly Wolof banana. The plant introduced to the New World from Africa, 1516. Banana republic is from 1935. Bananas in the slang sense of "nuts" is first recorded 1935. Top banana, second banana, etc. are 1950s, from show business slang use of banana for "comedian, especially in a burlesque show." Banana split first attested 1920. ///

banana at English => English (Longman) Of Explained:

n [C] [Date: 1500-1600; Language: Spanish; Origin: Portuguese, from Mande]// a long curved tropical fruit with a yellow skin//

BANANA at English => English (acronym) Of Explained:

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banana at Italian => English Of Explained:

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banana at Japanese => English Of Explained:

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banana at English => English (The Britannica Concise) Of Explained:

Fruit of the genus Musa (family Musaceae), a gigantic herbaceous plant spread by rhizomes, and one of the most important food crops of the world. The banana is consumed extensively throughout the tropics, where it is grown, and is valued in the temperate zone for its flavor, nutritional value, and constant availability. Hundreds of varieties are cultivated. Perhaps the most important species is the common banana, M. sapientum. The ripe fruit is high in carbohydrates (mainly sugar), potassium, and vitamins C and A, and low in protein and fat. Though usually eaten fresh, bananas may also be cooked. The U.S. imports more bananas than does any other country. See also plantain.

banana at English => English (Moby Thesaurus II) Of Explained:

32 Moby Thesaurus words for "banana":
burlesquer, caricaturist, clown, comedian, comic, cutup,
epigrammatist, funnyman, gag writer, gagman, gagster, humorist,
ironist, jester, joker, jokesmith, jokester, lampooner, madcap,
parodist, prankster, punner, punster, quipster, reparteeist,
satirist, wag, wagwit, wisecracker, wit, witling, zany

banana at Afrikaans => English Of Explained:

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banana at Croatian => English Of Explained:


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banana at Irish => English Of Explained:

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banana at Portuguese => English Of Explained:

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Banana at English => English (Websters 1913) Of Explained:

Banana \Ba*na"na\, n. [Sp. banana, name of the fruit.] (Bot.)
A perennial herbaceous plant of almost treelike size ({Musa
sapientum}); also, its edible fruit. See {Musa}.

Note: The banana has a soft, herbaceous stalk, with leaves of
great length and breadth. The flowers grow in bunches,
covered with a sheath of a green or purple color; the
fruit is five or six inches long, and over an inch in
diameter; the pulp is soft, and of a luscious taste,
and is eaten either raw or cooked. This plant is a
native of tropical countries, and furnishes an
important article of food.

{Banana bird} (Zo["o]l.), a small American bird ({Icterus
leucopteryx}), which feeds on the banana.

{Banana quit} (Zo["o]l.), a small bird of tropical America,
of the genus {Certhiola}, allied to the creepers.

banana at English => English (WordNet) Of Explained:

banana
n 1: any of several tropical and subtropical treelike herbs of
the genus Musa having a terminal crown of large entire
leaves and usually bearing hanging clusters of elongated
fruits [syn: {banana tree}]
2: elongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet flesh

banana at English (WD) Of Explained:

Inter: also » BANANA|banană

English

Inter: wikipedi » a

Etymology

From Inter: etyl » wo Inter: term » banaana|lang=wo, via Inter: etyl » es or Inter: etyl » pt.

Pronunciation

* Inter: a » RP Inter: IPA » /bəˈnɑːnə/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /b@"nA:n@/
  • Inter: a » US Inter: enPR » bə-nă'nə, Inter: IPA » /bəˈnænə/, Inter: X-SAMPA » /b@"n{n@/
  • Inter: audio » en-us-banana.ogg|Audio (US)
  • Inter: audio » en-uk-banana.ogg|Audio (UK)
  • Inter: rhymes » ɑːnə

    Noun

    Inter: en-noun » s|-

  • An elongated curved fruit, which grows in bunches, and has a sweet creamy flesh and a smooth yellow skin.
    1. The tropical treelike plant which bears clusters of bananas. The plant, of the genus Musa, has large, elongated leaves and is related to the plantain.
    2. Inter: uncountabl » e A yellow colour, like that of a banana's skin.
    3. : Inter: color panel » Category: w - :Pantone|Pantone banana|FFBD4F00
    4. Inter: context » mildly|pejorative|slang|ethnic slur A person of Asian descent, especially a Chinese American, who has assimilated into Western culture or married a Caucasian (from the “yellow” outside and “white” inside). Compare Inter: term » coconut||assimilated Hispanic or Black|lang=en.

      Synonyms

      * Inter: sense » Asian assimilated into Western culture jook-sing, Twinkie

      Antonyms

      * Inter: sense » Asian assimilated into Western culture egg Inter: qualifier » Western assimilated into Asian culture

      Coordinate terms

      * Inter: sense » Asian assimilated into Western culture coconut

      Derived terms

      Inter: top » 2

  • banana ball
  • banana bender
  • banana boat
  • banana bond
  • banana hammock
  • Bananaland
  • banana shot
  • banana paper
  • banana peel
  • banana pepper
  • banana plug

  • Inter: mid » 2
    • bananaquit
    • banana republic
    • bananas
    • banana skin
    • banana split
    • banoffee


  • second banana
  • top banana

  • Inter: botto » m

    Translations

    Inter: trans-top » fruit
  • Abau: Inter: tø » aau|yoh
  • Afrikaans: Inter: t+ » af|piesang
  • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|banane
  • Arabic: Inter: t- » ar|موزة|f|tr=máwza|sc=Arab, Inter: t- » ar|موز|m|tr=mawz|sc=Arab Inter: qualifier » collective
  • Armenian: Inter: t- » hy|բանան|tr=banan, Inter: t+ » hy|ադամաթուզ|tr=adamat'uz
  • Azeri: Inter: t+ » az|banan
  • Balinese: biu
  • Basque: platano, albo
  • Belarusian: Inter: t- » be|банан|m|tr=banán|sc=Cyrl
  • Bengali: Inter: t- » bn|কলা|tr=kôla|sc=Beng
  • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|банан|m|tr=banán|sc=Cyrl
  • Burmese: Inter: t- » my|ငှက်ပျောသီး|tr=nga-pyáw-thí|sc=Mymr
  • Catalan: Inter: t- » ca|banana|f, Inter: t- » ca|plàtan|m
  • Chamicuro: Inter: tø » ccc|masipata
  • Chechen: банан
  • Chinese:
  • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|香蕉|tr=xiāngjiāo|sc=Hani
  • : Min Nan: Inter: t- » nan|芎蕉|tr=keng-chio|sc=Hans
  • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|banán|m, Inter: qualifier » corresponding to English attributive use: Inter: t+ » cs|banánový
  • Danish: Inter: t+ » da|banan
  • Dutch: Inter: t+ » nl|banaan|f
  • Esperanto: Inter: t+ » eo|banano
  • Estonian: Inter: t+ » et|banaan
  • Faroese: Inter: t- » fo|banan|f
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|banaani
  • French: Inter: t+ » fr|banane|f
  • Friulian: Inter: tø » fur|banane
  • Georgian: Inter: t- » ka|ბანანი|tr=banani|sc=Geor
  • German: Inter: t+ » de|Banane|f
  • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|μπανάνα|f|tr=banána
  • Greenlandic: Inter: t- » kl|banani
  • Hausa: agade
  • Hebrew: Inter: t+ » he|בננה|f|tr=ba'nana|sc=Hebr
  • Hindi: Inter: t+ » hi|केला|m|tr=kelā|sc=Deva
  • Hungarian: Inter: t+ » hu|banán
  • Icelandic: Inter: t+ » is|banani|m, Inter: qualifier » very uncommon Inter: t+ » is|bjúgaldin|n
  • Ido: banano
  • Indonesian: Inter: t+ » id|pisang
  • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|banana|f
  • Japanese: Inter: t+ » ja|バナナ|tr=bánana
  • Jèrriais: Inter: tø » roa-jer|banane|f
  • Kazakh: Inter: t » kk|банан|tr=banan|sc=Cyrl
  • Khmer: Inter: t+ » km|ចេក|tr=cheek, cheech|sc=Khmr
  • Korean: Inter: t+ » ko|바나나|tr=banana|sc=Kore
  • Kuna: madun
  • Kurdish: Inter: t+ » ku|moz
  • : Sorani: Inter: tø » ckb|مۆز|sc=ku-Arab
  • Kyrgyz: Inter: t- » ky|банан|tr=banan|sc=Cyrl
  • Lao: Inter: t+ » lo|ໝາກກ້ວຍ|tr=mȁːk kȗaːy|sc=Laoo
  • Latvian: Inter: t+ » lv|banāns|m
  • Lithuanian: Inter: t+ » lt|bananas|m

  • Inter: trans-mi » d
    • Lojban: badna
    • Luxembourgish: Inter: t- » lb|Banann|f
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|банана|f|tr=banána
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|pisang
    • Malayalam: Inter: t- » ml|വാഴപ്പഴം|sc=Mlym
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|banana
    • Maori: Inter: t- » mi|panana
    • Marathi: Inter: t- » mr|केळ|tr=keLa|sc=Deva
    • Mongolian: Inter: t- » mn|гадил|tr=gadil|sc=Cyrl
    • Navajo: Inter: tø » nv|hashkʼaan
    • Norwegian: Inter: t+ » no|banan|m
    • Persian: Inter: t+ » fa|موز|tr=mouz|sc=fa-Arab
    • Polish: Inter: t+ » pl|banan|m, Inter: qualifier » corresponding to English attributive use: bananowy
    • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|banana|f
    • Rapa Nui: Inter: tø » rap|maika
    • Rohingya: Inter: tø » rhg|kelā
    • Romanian: Inter: t+ » ro|banană|f
    • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|банан|m|tr=banán, Inter: qualifier » corresponding to English attributive use: Inter: t+ » ru|банановый|tr=banánovyj
    • Serbo-Croatian:
    • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|банана|f|alt=бана́на|sc=Cyrl
    • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|banana|f|alt=banána
    • Sinhalese: Inter: t+ » si|කෙසෙල්|tr=kesel|sc=Sinh
    • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|banán|m, Inter: qualifier » corresponding to English attributive use: banánový
    • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|banana|f
    • Sotho: Inter: t+ » st|banana
    • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|banana|f Inter: qualifier » Argentina|Bolivia|Paraguay|Uruguay, Inter: t+ » es|banano|m Inter: qualifier » Central America|Colombia|Ecuador, cambur {{m}} Inter: qualifier » Colombian Llanos|Venezuela, guineo {{m}} Inter: qualifier » Colombian Atlantic Coast|Dominican Republic|Eastern Bolivia|Eastern Cuba|Ecuador|El Salvador|Guatemala|Nicaragua|Northern Honduras|Northwestern Venezuela|Panama|Puerto Rico|Southern and Southeastern Mexico, mínimo {{m}} Inter: qualifier » Central Honduras, plátano {{m}} Inter: qualifier » Spain|Chile|Mexico|Peru, plátano fruta {{m}} Inter: qualifier » Cuban standard usage
    • Swahili: ndizi (nc 9/10), Inter: t+ » sw|ndizi
    • Swedish: Inter: t+ » sv|banan
    • Tagalog: Inter: t+ » tl|saging
    • Tajik: Inter: t- » tg|мавз|tr=mavz|sc=Cyrl, Inter: t- » tg|банан|tr=banan|sc=Cyrl
    • Tamil: வாழைபலம் Inter: IPAchar » (vāẕaipalam)
    • Tatar: Inter: t- » tt|банан|tr=banan|sc=Cyrl
    • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|అరటిపండు
    • Tetum: hudi, hudi-fuan
    • Thai: Inter: t+ » th|กล้วย|tr=glûay|sc=Thai
    • Tok Pisin: Inter: t- » tpi|banana
    • Turkish: Inter: t+ » tr|muz
    • Turkmen: Inter: t+ » tk|banan
    • Ukrainian: Inter: t+ » uk|банан|m|tr=banán
    • Urdu: Inter: t- » ur|کیلا|m|tr=kelā|sc=ur-Arab
    • Uyghur: Inter: t- » ug|بانان|tr=banan|sc=ug-Arab
    • Vietnamese: Inter: t+ » vi|chuối, Inter: t- » vi|trái chuối, Inter: t- » vi|quả chuối
    • Welsh: Inter: t+ » cy|banana|m, Inter: qualifier » jocular Inter: t- » cy|ffrwchnedd|m
    • West Frisian: banaan
    • Wolof: banaana


    Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » plant
    • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|banane
    • Bulgarian: Inter: t- » bg|бананово дърво
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t » cmn|香蕉樹|sc=Hani, Inter: t » cmn|香蕉树|tr=xiāngjiāoshù|sc=Hani
    • Czech: Inter: t+ » cs|banánovník|m
    • Dutch: bananenplant {{m}}
    • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|banaani, Inter: t- » fi|banaanikasvi
    • French: Inter: t+ » fr|bananier|m
    • German: Bananenstaude {{f}}
    • Greek: Inter: t+ » el|μπανανιά|f|tr=bananiá
    • Italian: Inter: t+ » it|banano|m
    • Macedonian: Inter: t- » mk|банана|f|tr=banána
    • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|pokok pisang
    • Maltese: Inter: t- » mt|banana
    • Norwegian: Inter: t- » no|bananplante|m|f


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Polish: bananowiec {{n}}
  • Portuguese: Inter: t+ » pt|bananeira|f
  • Russian: Inter: t+ » ru|банан|m|tr=banán
  • Serbo-Croatian:
  • : Cyrillic: Inter: t- » sh|банана|f|alt=бана́на|sc=Cyrl
  • : Roman: Inter: t- » sh|banana|f|alt=banána
  • Slovak: Inter: t- » sk|banánovník
  • Slovene: Inter: t+ » sl|bananovec|m
  • Spanish: Inter: t+ » es|bananero|m
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|ndizi
  • Tagalog: puno ng saging
  • Tatar: Inter: t- » tt|банан|tr=banan|sc=Cyrl
  • Telugu: Inter: t+ » te|అరటిచెట్టు
  • Tetum: hudi-hun
  • Vietnamese: (cây) chuối

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » colour
    • Albanian: Inter: t+ » sq|banane
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: 香蕉顏色, 香蕉颜色 (xiāngjiāo yánsè)
    • Dutch: bananengeel {{n}}


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t- » fi|banaaninkeltainen
  • Malay: Inter: t- » ms|pisang
  • Swahili: Inter: t+ » sw|ndizi
  • Vietnamese: màu chuối

  • Inter: trans-botto » m
    Inter: trans-top » pejorative: person of Asian descent
    • Chinese:
    • : Mandarin: Inter: t- » cmn|香蕉|tr=xiāngjiāo|sc=Hani


    Inter: trans-mi » d
  • Finnish: Inter: t+ » fi|vinosilmä

  • Inter: trans-botto » m

    References

    * Terry Woo, Banana Boys

    Adjective

    Inter: en-adj » -
  • Curved like a banana, especially of a ball in flight.
    1. 2001, Rayne Barton, The Green Hills Golf Chronicles, page 155, ISBN 0738847917.
    2. : Even the lowly banana ball, the bane of so many weekenders, sometimes can be exactly right, as in this case.
    3. 2002, Andrew Collins, Guild of Honor, page 53, ISBN 1403371490.
    4. : He played the fading, low-banana shot as planned, and the ball whistled left of the oak tree and between the pines.
    5. 2006, Richard Witzig, The Global Art of Soccer, page 247, ISBN 0977668800.
    6. : ...Bernd Schneider closed the scoring in injury-time with a 23 meter free-kick banana shot into the upper-right corner.

      See also

      Inter: top » 2

  • abaca
  • coconut
  • dining leaf
  • matoke
  • oreo

  • Inter: mid » 2
    • plantain
    • sinamay
    • waragi
    • Category: Appendix:Colors -


    Inter: botto » m

    Hypernyms

    * bunch
  • hand
  • Category: Appendix:English collective nouns -

  • Category: Category:en:Colors -
    Category: Category:en:Fruits -
    Category: Category:en:Yellows -

    Catalan

    Noun

    Inter: ca-noun » f|bananes
  • banana Inter: gloss » fruit

    Synonyms

    * plàtan {{m}}

  • French

    Verb

    Inter: fr-verb-for » m
  • Inter: conjugation of » bananer||3|s|past historic|lang=fr

  • Galician

    Noun

    Inter: gl-noun » f
  • banana Inter: gloss » fruit

    Synonyms

    * Inter: sense » banana plátano

    Related terms

    * bananeira

  • Category: Category:gl:Fruits -

    Irish

    Noun

    Inter: head » ga|noun|g=m
  • Inter: l » en|banana

    Declension

    Inter: ga-noun-m4 » b|anana|ananaí

    Mutation

    Inter: ga mut cons » b|anana

  • Category: Category:ga:Fruits -

    Italian

    Noun

    Inter: it-noun » banan|f|a|e
  • banana Inter: gloss » fruit

    Noun

    banana {{m}} Inter: in » v

  • banana Inter: gloss » color

    Adjective

    banana Inter: in » v

  • banana

    Related terms

    * banano

  • Category: Category:it:Colors -
    Category: Category:it:Fruits -

    Japanese

    Pronunciation

    The stress is on the first syllable: ⌈ba⌉nana

    Noun

    Inter: ja-noun » r|hira=ばなな|hidx=はなな'
  • バナナ: banana

  • Maltese

    Noun

    Inter: mt-noun » f
  • banana

  • Category: Category:mt:Fruits -

    Portuguese

    Noun

    Inter: pt-noun » f|s
  • banana Inter: gloss » fruit
    1. banana Inter: gloss » plant
    2. Inter: informal » lang=pt penis

      Synonyms

      * Inter: sense » plant bananeira


    Category: Category:pt:Fruits -

    Romanian

    Noun

    Inter: ro-noun-def » f|na|banană
  • the banana

  • Serbo-Croatian

    Noun

    Inter: sh-noun » g=m|head=banána|r|банана|бана́на
  • banana

    Declension

    Inter: sh-decl-noun »

  • |banana|banane
    |banane|banana
    |banani|bananama
    |bananu|banane
    |banano|banane
    |banani|bananama
    |bananom|bananama

    Category: Category:sh:Fruits -

    Spanish

    Noun

    Inter: es-noun » f
  • banana Inter: gloss » fruit

    Synonyms

    * plátano {{m}}
    • guineo {{m}}

      Related terms

      * banano {{m}}

      See also

      * cambur {{m}}


    Category: Category:es:Fruits -

    Tatar

    Noun

    Inter: tt-pos » noun|l
  • banana

    References

    * banana plantatsiäse...15 Üktäber 2006

  • Category: Category:Tatar nouns -

    Tok Pisin

    Etymology

    Inter: etyl » en|tpi Inter: term » banana|lang=en

    Noun

    Inter: head » tpi|noun
  • banana
    1. Inter: quote-book »


    |year=1995
    |author=John Verhaar
    |title=Toward a reference grammar of Tok Pisin: an experiment in corpus linguistics
    |chapter=
    |url=http://books.google.com/books?id=4DeKkIzS8B4C&pg=PA433#v=onepage&q&f=false
    |isbn=0-8248-1672-2
    |page=433
    |passage=Mekim olsem pinis, orait tupela i planim taro na banana, na kumu, painap, kon, tomato, na kaukau tu.
    Inter: LD » L
    Translation: ar » banana
    Category: zh-min-nan:banana -
    Translation: cs » banana
    Translation: cy » banana
    Translation: da » banana
    Translation: de » banana
    Translation: et » banana
    Translation: el » banana
    Translation: es » banana
    Translation: eo » banana
    Translation: eu » banana
    Translation: fa » banana
    Translation: fr » banana
    Translation: ko » banana
    Translation: hy » banana
    Translation: hr » banana
    Translation: io » banana
    Translation: id » banana
    Translation: zu » banana
    Translation: it » banana
    Translation: kn » banana
    Translation: kw » banana
    Translation: sw » banana
    Translation: ku » banana
    Translation: lo » banana
    Translation: la » banana
    Translation: lt » banana
    Translation: li » banana
    Translation: hu » banana
    Translation: mg » banana
    Translation: ml » banana
    Translation: my » banana
    Category: nah:banana -
    Translation: fj » banana
    Translation: nl » banana
    Translation: ja » banana
    Translation: no » banana
    Translation: oc » banana
    Translation: ps » banana
    Translation: pl » banana
    Translation: pt » banana
    Translation: ro » banana
    Translation: ru » banana
    Translation: sm » banana
    Translation: st » banana
    Category: scn:banana -
    Category: simple:banana -
    Translation: sl » banana
    Translation: fi » banana
    Translation: sv » banana
    Translation: ta » banana
    Translation: tt » banana
    Translation: te » banana
    Translation: th » banana
    Translation: tr » banana
    Translation: vi » banana
    Translation: zh » banana

  • BANANA at English (WD) Of Explained:

    Inter: also » banana

    English

    Etymology

    Attested since 1991 in Australia.

    Inter: acrony » m

    BANANA
  • Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anyone (or) Anything. Someone who objects to the building of any structure in their neighborhood, especially in public policy debate. Used as an expression of irritation towards people who are thought of as being worse than NIMBYs.

    Synonyms

    * NIMBY Inter: qualifier » less strong

    See also

    * LULU

    References

    * Word Spy – BANANA

  • Translation: et » BANANA

    banană at English (WD) Of Explained:

    ==Romanian==

    Etymology

    Inter: etyl » fr|ro banane

    Noun

    Inter: ro-noun » f|banane
  • banana

    Declension

    Inter: ro-noun-f » pl=banane|def=banana|sort=banana{{FFFF}}

  • Category: Category:ro:Fruits -
    Translation: el » banană
    Translation: fr » banană
    Translation: id » banană
    Translation: it » banană
    Translation: lo » banană
    Translation: lt » banană
    Translation: hu » banană
    Translation: mg » banană
    Translation: fj » banană
    Translation: oc » banană
    Translation: pt » banană
    Translation: ro » banană
    Translation: fi » banană
    Translation: tr » banană

    banäna at English (WD) Of Explained:

    #REDIRECT banaana