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Plantain vs. Banana

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Plantainnoun

A plant of the genus Plantago, with a rosette of sessile leaves about 10 cm long with a narrow part instead of a petiole, and with a spike inflorescence with the flower spacing varying widely among the species. See also psyllium.

Banananoun

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

Plantainnoun

A plant in the genus Musa, the genus that includes banana, but with lower sugar content than banana.

Banananoun

Especially, the sweet, yellow fruit of the Cavendish banana cultivar.

Plantainnoun

The fruit of the plant, usually cooked before eating and used like potatoes.

Banananoun

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.

Plantainnoun

A treelike perennial herb (Musa paradisiaca) of tropical regions, bearing immense leaves and large clusters of the fruits called plantains. See Musa.

Banananoun

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

Plantainnoun

The fruit of this plant. It is long and somewhat cylindrical, slightly curved, and, when ripe, soft, fleshy, and covered with a thick but tender yellowish skin. The plantain is a staple article of food in most tropical countries, especially when cooked.

Banananoun

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".

Plantainnoun

Any plant of the genus Plantago, but especially the Plantago major, a low herb with broad spreading radical leaves, and slender spikes of minute flowers. It is a native of Europe, but now found near the abode of civilized man in nearly all parts of the world.

Banananoun

(nuclear physics) A banana equivalent dose.

Plantainnoun

any of numerous plants of the genus Plantago; mostly small roadside or dooryard weeds with elliptic leaves and small spikes of very small flowers; seeds of some used medicinally

Banananoun

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

Plantainnoun

a banana tree bearing hanging clusters of edible angular greenish starchy fruits; tropics and subtropics

Bananaadjective

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

Plantainnoun

starchy banana-like fruit; eaten (always cooked) as a staple vegetable throughout the tropics

Banananoun

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

Plantainnoun

a low-growing plant that typically has a rosette of leaves and a slender green flower spike, widely growing as a weed in lawns.

Banananoun

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

Plantainnoun

a banana containing high levels of starch and little sugar, which is harvested green and widely used as a cooked vegetable in the tropics.

Banananoun

elongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet flesh

Plantainnoun

the plant which bears the plantain.

Banana

A banana is an elongated, edible fruit – botanically a berry – produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa. In some countries, bananas used for cooking may be called , distinguishing them from dessert bananas.

‘plantains’;

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