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The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Banana \Ba*na"na\ (b[.a]*n[aum]"n[.a]; 277), n. [Sp. banana, name of the fruit.] (Bot.) A perennial herbaceous plant of almost treelike size (Musa sapientum); also, its edible fruit. See Musa. [1913 Webster] Note: The banana has a soft, herbaceous stalk, with leaves of great length and breadth. The flowers grow in bunches, covered with a sheath of a green or purple color; the fruit is five or six inches long, and over an inch in diameter; the pulp is soft, and of a luscious taste, and is eaten either raw or cooked. This plant is a native of tropical countries, and furnishes an important article of food. [1913 Webster] Banana bird (Zool.), a small American bird (Icterus leucopteryx), which feeds on the banana. Banana quit (Zool.), a small bird of tropical America, of the genus Certhiola, allied to the creepers. [1913 Webster]