Adjective "banana" definition and examples

(Banana may not be an adjective, but it can be used as an adjective, click here to find out.)

Pronunciation

/bəˈnɑːnə/

Definitions and examples

noun

A long curved fruit which grows in clusters and has soft pulpy flesh and yellow skin when ripe.
  1. 'Choose low-fiber foods such as ground meats, ripe bananas, soft cereals or refined bread.'
  2. 'Rice, bananas, and citrus fruits replaced the traditional crops of sugar, coffee, and cocoa.'
  3. 'Apologies to Marcia for not bringing the agreed birthday present of a bunch of overly ripe bananas.'
  4. 'You may also eat one or two pieces of fruit, such as bananas, cantaloupe or pears.'
  5. 'Carpeted by rich volcanic ash, the region's moist and misty vales cradle Panama's coffee industry and also produce some of the country's finest citrus fruits and bananas.'
  6. 'Farmers grow corn, cassava, peanuts, bananas, and citrus fruits for their own consumption.'
  7. 'You might also want to mix in some slices of ripe bananas or the fruit of an avocado for a better deep conditioning treatment.'
  8. 'You will feel the warmth of the sunshine, the smell of the salty sea, blending and mixing with the fragrance of flowers and the essence of bananas and ripe fruit.'
  9. 'There were two large, pastel yellow clusters of bananas on the counter.'
  10. 'They also love ripe melons and bananas and grapes.'
The tropical and subtropical palm-like plant which bears bananas, having very large leaves but lacking a woody trunk.
  1. 'I've read on one website that in the Stone Age, magic properties were concealed in the leaves of a banana tree.'
  2. 'I heard of one gardener in North Carolina who protected his banana plant in his front yard by surrounding the plant with bags and bags of leaves.'
  3. 'The effigy is usually a banana tree trunk dressed up in expensive clothes and made to look like a real human figure wearing a hat or crown, though the face is covered with cloth.'
  4. 'The whole scene takes place beneath the boughs of a pine tree, the trunk of which, along with a garden rock and a banana tree, fills the left half of the composition.'
  5. 'A few years ago the former policewoman, who once lived in Arizona, US, planted a banana plant in a pot.'
  6. 'In the cemetery complex, a banana tree stands, but it is not an ordinary banana tree.'
  7. 'Pinzote, the stalk of the banana tree, was once dumped into Costa Rican rivers, but is now made into smooth, faintly speckled paper.'
  8. 'The dough is wrapped in the broad leaf of the banana plant, which is singed in boiling water and allowed to steam until cooked.'
  9. 'For some reason the Spaniards saw a likeness between the banana tree and the totally different plane tree, which is how the plantain got its confusing name.'
  10. 'At the side of the house I had a pomegranate tree that bore more than thirty fruit every season and a banana tree that never produced a thing.'

More definitions

1. a tropical plant of the genus Musa, certain species of which are cultivated for their nutritious fruit.Compare banana family.

2. the fruit, especially that of M. paradisiaca, with yellow or reddish rind.

More examples(as adjective)

"chips can be banana."

Origin

Late 16th century: via Portuguese or Spanish from Mande.

Phrase

go (or be) bananas
top (or second) banana