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Meaning of banana

ba•nan•a

Pronunciation: (bu-nan'u), [key]
— n.
  1. a tropical plant of the genus Musa, certain species of which are cultivated for their nutritious fruit. Cf. banana family.
  2. the fruit, esp. that of M. paradisiaca, with yellow or reddish rind.
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