banana tree


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Noun1.banana tree - 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 fruitsbanana tree - 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
herb, herbaceous plant - a plant lacking a permanent woody stem; many are flowering garden plants or potherbs; some having medicinal properties; some are pests
genus Musa, Musa - type genus of the Musaceae: bananas
dwarf banana, Musa acuminata - low-growing Asian banana tree cultivated especially in the West Indies for its clusters of edible yellow fruit
Japanese banana, Musa basjoo - Asiatic banana plant cultivated especially as a foliage plant in Japan
Musa paradisiaca, plantain tree, plantain - a banana tree bearing hanging clusters of edible angular greenish starchy fruits; tropics and subtropics
edible banana, Musa paradisiaca sapientum - widely cultivated species of banana trees bearing compact hanging clusters of commercially important edible yellow fruit
Musa textilis, abaca, Manila hemp - Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc
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Coconut palms, banana trees, and lofty breadfruit trees gave food and sun-shelter.
Participants will create a special banana tree before meeting MPs and TAKING a guided tour of Parliament.
A typical banana plant takes anywhere from six to nine months to become productive after which it dies and a new sucker spring out from its carcass, yet to allude the resiliency of the banana tree to that of the country's banana industry would be an oversight.
Michael Dove, 2011, The Banana Tree at the Gate: A History of Marginal Peoples and Global Markets in Borneo.
Garden guide ElunedWalters by the banana tree at Aberglasney Gardens, Carmarthenshire
The fiber is extruded from the banana tree trunk, processed and woven into solid rugs or any pattern in the company's collection.
They grow a mango and a banana tree together, planning to share the fruit; but only the monkey can climb up high enough to pluck the fruit.
In recent weeks we have reported on a 20ft-high Echium (or bee tree), a banana tree that has produced fruit and several other giant sunflowers.
Mr Poston's banana tree hobby started in 2002 with only a few small cuttings.
There is a pen portrait of one of Japan's greatest poets, Matsuo Toshichiro, who wrote under the name of Basho, 'Banana Tree' in English.
Pinzote, the stalk of the banana tree, was once dumped into Costa Rican rivers, but is now made into smooth, faintly speckled paper.