Musa paradisiaca
Adam Ad"am, n. 1. The name given in the Bible to the first man, the progenitor of the human race. [1913 Webster]

2. (As a symbol) ``Original sin;'' human frailty. [1913 Webster]

And whipped the offending Adam out of him. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Adam's ale}, water. [Coll.]

{Adam's apple}.

1. (Bot.) (a) A species of banana ({Musa paradisiaca}). It attains a height of twenty feet or more. --Paxton. (b) A species of lime ({Citris limetta}).

2. The projection formed by the thyroid cartilage in the neck. It is particularly prominent in males, and is so called from a notion that it was caused by the forbidden fruit (an apple) sticking in the throat of our first parent.

{Adam's flannel} (Bot.), the mullein ({Verbascum thapsus}).

{Adam's needle} (Bot.), the popular name of a genus ({Yucca}) of liliaceous plants. [1913 Webster]


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  • Musa paradisiaca — Musa Mu sa, prop. n.; pl. {Mus[ae]}. [NL., fr. Ar. mauz, mauza, banana.] (Bot.) A genus of perennial, herbaceous, endogenous plants of great size, including the banana ({Musa sapientum}), the plantain ({Musa paradisiaca} of Linn[ae]us, but… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Musa × paradisiaca — «Banana» redirige aquí. Para el grupo musical, véase Banana (banda) …   Wikipedia Español

  • Musa paradisiaca — Banane plantain Pour les articles homonymes, voir Plantain (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Musa × paradisiaca — Banane plantain Pour les articles homonymes, voir Plantain (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Musa ×paradisiaca — Banane plantain Pour les articles homonymes, voir Plantain (homonymie) …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Musa × paradisiaca — Dessertbanane Musa × paradisiaca Systematik Klasse: Einkeimblättrige (Liliopsida) Unte …   Deutsch Wikipedia

  • Musa × paradisiaca — tikrasis bananas statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Bananinių šeimos krakmolinis, maistinis, vaisinis, vaistinis kultūrinis augalas (Musa ×paradisiaca), naudojamas gėrimams gaminti. atitikmenys: lot. Musa × paradisiaca; Musa dacca; Musa… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • Musa paradisiaca — Plantain Plan tain, n. [Cf. F. plantain arbre, plantanier, Sp. pl[ a]ntano, pl[ a]tano; prob. same word as plane tree.] 1. (Bot.) A treelike perennial herb ({Musa paradisiaca}) of tropical regions, bearing immense leaves and large clusters of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Musa paradisiaca — Plantain Plan tain, n. [Cf. F. plantain arbre, plantanier, Sp. pl[ a]ntano, pl[ a]tano; prob. same word as plane tree.] 1. (Bot.) A treelike perennial herb ({Musa paradisiaca}) of tropical regions, bearing immense leaves and large clusters of the …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Musa paradisiaca — ID 55220 Symbol Key MUPA3 Common Name French plantain Family Musaceae Category Monocot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Introduced to U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution FL, HI, LA, PR Growth Habit Tree, Shrub, Subshrub …   USDA Plant Characteristics

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