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

Examples of banana split in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His favorite shake is the old-school banana split, which is made with strawberry and banana pudding ice cream and topped with a full-sized banana. Sarah Blaskovich, Dallas News, 6 July 2021 John Cho's hair is resplendent—the approximate size and shape of a shareable banana split—in a promo for the upcoming live-action Netflix adaptation of the beloved anime Cowboy Bebop. Jenny Singer, Glamour, 8 June 2021 That ice cream parlor was Alaskaland, with its western theme and giant Mount McKinley banana split. David Reamer, Anchorage Daily News, 16 May 2021 Choose from salads, soups, Cornish hen, stuffed sole, a banana split, or perhaps a brownie sundae topped with Marshmallow Fluff. Kara Baskin,, 5 Feb. 2021 So, once you get vaccinated, might as well celebrate with some banana split Dippin' Dots. Abigail Rosenthal, Chron, 22 Dec. 2020 Did ice-cream shop owner E. R. Hazard invent the banana split in Wilmington, Ohio? Elizabeth Weil, Saveur, 6 Sep. 2016 Two versions were rejected until Camarillo stared out at a magazine rack and a cover featuring a banana split. Elaine Ayala,, 9 July 2020 The business of manufacturing frozen desserts is growing wider than a banana split lover’s waistline. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 9 June 2020

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First Known Use of banana split

1906, in the meaning defined above

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19 Jul 2021

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“Banana split.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 25 Jul. 2021.

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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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