banana split


Definition of banana split

: ice cream served on a banana sliced in half lengthwise and usually garnished with flavored syrups, fruits, nuts, and whipped cream

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Items like ambrosia, bombe Alaska, pavlova, and banana split sundaes have made a bold return with a contemporary spin. Amy Louise Bailey, Vogue, "The 7 Dishes You Have to Eat in New Zealand," 25 July 2018 Nation's only festival celebrating banana splits features free concerts, continuous entertainment, cruise-in of classic cars, crafts and collectibles, games, rides, unique food and more. Luann Gibbs,, "Free and fun events this weekend in Cincinnati," 7 June 2018 Park Avenue creates 73 different flavors of gooey butter cake, including banana split, blueberry and apple cinnamon. Kate Silver,, "You're going where? St. Louis," 19 June 2018 Giant, yellow inflatable bananas hang in one bar near campus, and one downtown Starkville watering hole threw a banana split party last week. Ross Dellenger,, "How Mississippi State Baseball Turned a Season That Began in Humiliation Into a Trip to Omaha," 15 June 2018 Some other great options below for fans of Porsche cars, lobster dishes, banana splits, strawberries and a lot more. Rasputin Todd,, "Things to do this week in Cincinnati: June 4-10," 4 June 2018 Those flavors include banana split, key lime pie, mojito, sour apple and more. Lauren Delgado,, "Zeno’s Boardwalk Sweet Shop celebrates 70 years - and National Taffy Day," 23 May 2018 This charming, old-school ice cream parlor serves a 1-pound banana split, shakes, floats and sundaes. 800 Third, Rosenberg, 281-232-2999; Houston Chronicle, "Dip into ice cream shops in Houston and Galveston," 10 May 2018 The proclamation about this being a perfect day for banana splits and banana slugs. David Gilbert, The New Yorker, "Fungus," 4 June 2017

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First Known Use of banana split

1906, in the meaning defined above

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The first known use of banana split was in 1906

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English Language Learners Definition of banana split

: a dessert made with ice cream served on a sliced banana and usually covered with sweet sauces, fruits, nuts, and whipped cream

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