Musa sapientum
Banana Ba*na"na (b[.a]*n[aum]"n[.a]; 277), n. [Sp. banana, name of the fruit.] (Bot.) A perennial herbaceous plant of almost treelike size ({Musa sapientum}); also, its edible fruit. See {Musa}. [1913 Webster]

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. [1913 Webster]

{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. [1913 Webster]


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  • Musa sapientum — 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 ×sapientum — 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 SAPIENTUM L. - БАНАН ВКУСНЫЙ — см. 207. Многолетнее растение. М. sapientum L. Б. вкусный Syst. ed. 10 (1759) 1303. Cheesman (1948) 145. Mansfeld (1959). S у n. M. paradisiaca var. sapientum О. Ktze.; M. rosacea Jacq.; гибриды M. acuminata × M. balbisiana, большое число… …   Справочник растений

  • Musa sapientum L. — Symbol MUPA3 Synonym Symbol MUSA Botanical Family Musaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • 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 probably… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Musa Ensete — 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 — 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 textilis — 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 balbisiana —   Plátano macho Ejemp …   Wikipedia Español

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

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