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Abaca vs. Banana

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  • Abaca (noun)

    , a species of banana tree native to the Philippines grown for its textile, rope- and papermaking fibre. First attested in the mid 18th century.page=2

    "Manila Hemp|Manilla hemp|textile banana"

  • Abaca (noun)

    The fiber of this plant, used in rope. First attested in the mid 18th century.

    "Manila hemp|Manilla hemp"

  • Banana (noun)

    An elongated curved tropical fruit that grows in bunches and has a creamy flesh and a smooth skin.

  • Banana (noun)

    The tropical tree-like plant which bears clusters of bananas. The plant, usually of the genus Musa but sometimes also including plants from Ensete, has large, elongated leaves and is related to the plantain.

  • Banana (noun)

    A yellow colour, like that of a banana's skin.

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  • Banana (noun)

    A person of Asian descent, especially a Chinese American, who has assimilated into Western culture or married a Caucasian (from the "yellow" outside and "white" inside). Compare assimilated Hispanic or Black or Black person who is "black outside" and "white inside".

  • Banana (noun)

    A banana equivalent dose.

  • Banana (noun)

    A catamorphism (from the use of banana brackets in the notation).

  • Banana (adjective)

    Curved like a banana, especially of a ball in flight.

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  • Abaca (noun)

    The Manila-hemp plant (Musa textilis); also, its fiber. See Manila hemp under Manila.

  • Banana (noun)

    A perennial herbaceous plant of almost treelike size (Musa sapientum); also, its edible fruit. See Musa.

Webster Dictionary
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  • Abaca (noun)

    a kind of hemp obtained from the abaca plant in the Philippines

  • Abaca (noun)

    Philippine banana tree having leafstalks that yield Manila hemp used for rope and paper etc

  • Banana (noun)

    any of several tropical and subtropical treelike herbs of the genus Musa having a terminal crown of large entire leaves and usually bearing hanging clusters of elongated fruits

  • Banana (noun)

    elongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet flesh

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