Icterus leucopteryx

Icterus leucopteryx
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]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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