Meaning of dwarf banana

dwarf' banan'a

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a large southern Chinese plant, Musa acuminata, of the banana family, having blue-green leaves, yellowish-white flowers with reddish-brown bracts, and fragrant, edible, curved fruit from 4 to 5 in. (10 to 13 cm) long, often borne in clusters of 200. Also called
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