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 Two versions were rejected until Camarillo stared out at a magazine rack and a cover featuring a banana split. Elaine Ayala,, "Ayala: San Antonio voting rights leader among NOW’s Sisters in Suffrage," 9 July 2020 The business of manufacturing frozen desserts is growing wider than a banana split lover’s waistline. Mary Bergin, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, "Wisconsin's ice cream makers rely on pints, carryout and new flavors as an unusual summer begins," 9 June 2020 Latrobe, Pennsylvania, and Wilmington, Ohio, both claim to have invented the banana split by 1907. Popular Science, "Tomatoes, tempura, and other foods whose origins will surprise you," 20 Apr. 2020 Outside of towering meals in a glass, the menu also includes creative brunch options such as smoked salmon hash, bagel breakfast sliders and banana split brioche French toast. Tirion Morris, azcentral, "Going to the Barrett-Jackson car auction? Try these Scottsdale restaurants near WestWorld," 6 Jan. 2020 Latrobe is the birthplace of professional football, the banana split and Rolling Rock beer. Chris Rodell, USA TODAY, "Mr. Rogers' real neighborhood: Latrobe, Pennsylvania, the town that forged Fred Rogers," 21 Nov. 2019 The Shores Restaurant offers guests a three-course menu ($30) that features four options for each course with selections like chicken potstickers, crispy skin salmon and signature banana split mud pie. San Diego Union-Tribune, "The Dish: 2019 Oktoberfest celebrations kick off Friday in El Cajon, Encinitas and Liberty Station," 26 Sep. 2019 Either that or Lithgow lunched and dined on lasagna and banana splits for a year before filming commenced. Anthony Lane, The New Yorker, "“Bombshell” and the Perils of Topicality," 13 Dec. 2019 Drinks are ordered off decks of playing cards and snacks consist of caviar and banana splits. Josie Sexton, The Know, "The biggest Denver restaurant trends of 2019," 27 Dec. 2019

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First Known Use of banana split

1906, in the meaning defined above

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18 Jul 2020

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“Banana split.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Aug. 2020.

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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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