Musaceous Mu*sa"ceous, a. Of, pertaining to, or resembling, plants of the genus {Musa}. [1913 Webster]

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  • musaceous — adjective /mjuːˈseɪʃəs/ Pertaining to a banana or plantain. , 1973: Now there grows among all the rooms, replacing the night’s old smoke, alcohol and sweat, the fragile, musaceous odor of Breakfast: flowery, permeating, surprising Thomas Pynchon …   Wiktionary

  • musaceous — /myooh zay sheuhs/, adj. belonging to the Musaceae, the banana family of plants. Cf. banana family. [1850 55; < NL Musace(ae) family name (Mus(a) genus name ( < Ar mawzah banana, perh. < Skt mocah) + aceae ACEAE) + OUS] * * * …   Universalium

  • musaceous — mu·sa·ceous …   English syllables

  • musaceous — /mjuˈzeɪʃəs/ (say myooh zayshuhs) adjective belonging to the Musaceae, or banana family of plants. {New Latin Mūsāceae (from Musa, the typical genus, from Arabic mawza banana) + ous} …   Australian English dictionary

  • musaceous —   a. Botany, belonging to the banana and plantain family …   Dictionary of difficult words

  • musaceous — adjective see musaceae …   Useful english dictionary

  • bird of paradise — noun 1. any bird of the family Paradiseidae of Australia and New Guinea, noted for magnificent plumage, as the greater bird of paradise, Paradisaea apoda. 2. a perennial, musaceous plant, Strelitzia reginae, with scapes of purple and orange… …   Australian English dictionary

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