Definition of banana
1 : an elongated usually tapering tropical fruit with soft pulpy flesh enclosed in a soft usually yellow rind a bunch of bananas slipped on a banana peel
Recent Examples of banana from the Web
Add banana mixture and beat until just combined, about 30 seconds.
Last year, Eater sang the praises of the açaí bowl, which really does sound appealing: it’s vegan, features gluten-free granola, and inclues açaí, strawberries, banana, agave, peanut butter, almond milk and chia mix.
While the ingredients included bananas, grapes and carrots, many other items are not commonly used on most cooking shows, such as Twinkies, Rice Krispies treats, pudding and Cheetos.
Toppings such as fresh bananas, candy pieces and other goodies were neatly placed in small bowls on the tables.
Desserts include Swiss chocolate mousse cake with homemade raspberry sauce, carrot cake, key lime pie, turtle and plain cheesecakes and banana and coconut cream pies.
Their signature shake, the Fat Elvis, features chocolate, peanut butter, banana, and bacon peanuts--a bizarre and delightful combination.
One of the few Riley detractors was 18-year-old West Kendall resident Eric Avila, who wore a bright yellow banana suit and long-frame sunglasses.
Many of its raw materials, like sugar, cocoa, vanilla, bananas and coffee come from producers across the world that subscribe to the Fairtrade program, which promotes higher prices and better working conditions for farmers.
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Origin and Etymology of banana
Spanish or Portuguese; Spanish, from Portuguese, of African origin; akin to Wolof banaana banana
First Known Use: 1597See Words from the same year
BANANA Defined for English Language Learners
Definition of banana for English Language Learners
: a long curved fruit with a thick peel that is yellow when it is ripe
BANANA Defined for Kids
Definition of banana for Students
: a fruit that is shaped somewhat like a finger, is usually yellow when ripe, and grows in bunches on a large treelike tropical plant with very large leaves
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