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 Additionally, soup, chili and hot dogs are on its menu, which also include shakes and different sundaes, such as the banana split and the turtle sundae. Cathy Kozlowicz, Journal Sentinel, 7 Mar. 2024 Milkshakes, banana splits and sundaes round out its sweet menu. Brayden Garcia, Fort Worth Star-Telegram, 1 Apr. 2024 Oscar is a cherry on the banana split of Downey’s storied career − an extra bit of gravy on the Gen X icon’s loaded mashed potatoes. Brian Truitt, USA TODAY, 11 Mar. 2024 Fleming loves the shot of the pair kissing across their booth with a banana split between them. Erin Clack, Peoplemag, 7 Mar. 2024 For instance, a baseball bat that cost $20 two years ago may now cost $25, while a $6 banana split might be closer to $10. Erica Jackson Curran, Parents, 28 Jan. 2024 The perfect oatmeal topper and the base for a banana split, the fruit's flavor is distinct enough to really make a sweet dish sing. Brittany Leitner, Better Homes & Gardens, 3 Feb. 2024 Splits & Scoops features gourmet ice cream treats and classic banana splits. Jill Wendholt Silva, Kansas City Star, 31 Jan. 2024 For example, nine kids want a banana split, but there's only enough ice cream to make five. Erica Jackson Curran, Parents, 28 Jan. 2024

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Word History

First Known Use

1906, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of banana split was in 1906

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“Banana split.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 29 May. 2024.

Kids Definition

banana split

: ice cream served on a banana split in half lengthwise and usually covered with syrups, fruits, nuts, and whipped cream
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