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bananas (bəˈnɑːnəz Pronunciation for bananas



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

banana (bəˈnɑːnə Pronunciation for banana



  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'

A man sold brown bananas from a barrow, others hawked shrivelled vegetables from boxes on the roadside.
Irish Times (2002)
But long-standing colonial ties explain the trenchant French and British support for bananas from these regions.
Independent (1999)
Eleanor and Frank were sitting at a table in the courtyard, eating bananas and white bread.
O'Connor, Joe Desperadoes
Fruit Apples, bananas , grapes, pears, raisins, canned fruit cocktail.
Globe and Mail (2003)
He fed me on liver, lentils, cabbage and bananas and mopped the floor.
Adair, Tom (Intro) Three Kinds of Kissing - Scottish Short Stories
In a logical world, a compromise would be agreed, based on the common objective of eventually achieving a free market in bananas.
Independent (1999)
So a breakfast with 400 gm of guava or papaya or two bananas is a good start to the day.
India Today (2001)
The men who worked for Mitchell were enormous gorillas; their hands looked like bunches of bananas.
Jan Fennell FRIENDS FOR LIFE (2003)
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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