Definition of banana in English:
1A long curved fruit that grows in clusters and has soft pulpy flesh and yellow skin when ripe.
- Towers started a fruit farm, growing bananas and avocados.
- Her eyes widened when she saw the bright orange pumpkins, the ripe yellow bananas, silks with colors that she had never before seen.
- Farmers grow corn, cassava, peanuts, bananas, and citrus fruits for their own consumption.
2 (also banana plant or banana tree) The tropical and subtropical treelike plant that bears this fruit. It has very large leaves and resembles a palm, but lacks a woody trunk.
- Genus Musa, family Musaceae: several species, in particular M. sapientum
- Here, people cultivate the ensete plant, which looks like a banana tree, but its trunk pulp is prepared and eaten.
- I heard of one gardener in North Carolina who protected his banana plant in his front yard by surrounding the plant with bags and bags of leaves.
- Vivienne's smile turned wistful and she turned to snap a picture of sunlight filtering through the leaves of a banana tree.
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(bananas) informal Insane or extremely silly: he’s beginning to think I’m bananas
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- The place was bananas, whipping between techno, '90s dance, booty, drum & bass and of course Joe Jackson, while Luv continued to show how versatile he can be with a hard thumping acid jump-off.
- We did check out the summer jam that happened out there, which is free to the city, so that was bananas.
- The whole thing is bananas but I didn't attempt to clear my name as that would have meant staying on for several months more.
- informal Go insane: Roy’s customers think the council has gone bananasMore example sentences
- Have they all gone bananas at the Banana Warehouse in Piccadilly, York?
- And back in his old stomping grounds of Graz the politicians went bananas.
- A Burnley headteacher has gone bananas and accused the Government of letting down needy children by leaving them out of a scheme to provide pupils with free fruit.
- 1.1Rave; cheer wildly: I have never had a product that people went so bananas overMore example sentences
- There were terrific audiences - they just went bananas.
- Sure, we all said, and went bananas destroying documents which had been sitting on our desks for months, but which were probably quite important in hindsight.
- Even under normal circumstances, badgers are famously good excavators, but at Stonehenge, where the ground is a happy mix of chalk and soft earth, they've gone bananas.
- 1.1Become extremely angry or excited: she went bananas when I said I was going to leave the jobMore example sentences
- Sections of the farming community are going bananas about quarantine today.
- I never really got close to executing the plan because the market was pretty much going bananas over the low mortgage rates.
- The Polynesian grappler immediately went bananas and came after me, but I slipped into the locker room, shut the door, and locked it.
- informal The second most important person in an organization or activity.Example sentences
- Gira's originals play second banana, occupying the record's back third.
- This longtime second banana is finally a leader for the improving Thrashers.
- They are the stars, and they're going to talk with SHOWBIZ TONIGHT about their breakout roles and what it's like to play second banana to a great ape.
- informal The most important person in an organization or activity.Example sentences
- We're going to be looking at the top banana, the big kahuna, the cream of the crop.
- TJ, the top banana of the organisation, the big cheese if you like, will be hosting an open day.
- Impressively, if royalty impresses you, it bore the ER royal crest and contained the top banana's first invitation to Buckingham Palace for a press briefing on the impending Golden Jubilee celebrations.