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Definitions of bananas

bananas  (bəˈnɑːnəz



  1. (slang) crazy (esp in the phrase go bananas)

banana  (bəˈnɑːnə



  1. any of several tropical and subtropical herbaceous treelike plants of the musaceous genus Musa, esp M. sapientum, a widely cultivated species propagated from suckers and having hanging clusters of edible fruit
  2. the crescent-shaped fruit of any of these plants Compare plantain2

Word Origin

C16: from Spanish or Portuguese, of African origin

Example Sentences Including 'bananas'

He fed me on liver, lentils, cabbage and bananas and mopped the floor.
Adair, Tom (Intro) Three Kinds of Kissing - Scottish Short Stories
Eleanor and Frank were sitting at a table in the courtyard, eating bananas and white bread.
O'Connor, Joe Desperadoes
They brought me food... fruit such as I had never tasted before... mangos and papaya, sweet bananas and nuts.
Holt, Victoria The Road to Paradise Island


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