banana tree

Definitions

  • WordNet 3.6
    • n banana tree 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
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Usage

In literature:

I'm a banana tree now.
"The Goody-Naughty Book" by Sarah Cory Rippey
Farther on we came to a pretty plantation on the left with innumerable banana palms crowded together, and some cocoa trees.
"Across Unknown South America" by Arnold Henry Savage Landor
We now came to an immense Banana tree, out of which flew a cloud of blueish pigeons.
"Yr Ynys Unyg" by Julia de Winton
Maria led them beyond the village, and behind a screen of banana trees, to a little hut crouched there cosily.
"Gold Seekers of '49" by Edwin L. Sabin
There is an abundance of hardwood trees, but the breadfruit, banana, and cocoa-palm are the most useful.
"Wealth of the World's Waste Places and Oceania" by Jewett Castello Gilson
In the banana grove Cyril fled from tree to tree, crying dismally.
"An Australian Lassie" by Lilian Turner
But orange groves were nothing new to me now, and I was familiar with banana and palm trees.
"Down South" by Oliver Optic
Near by was a dense cluster of banana trees.
"The Woman with a Stone Heart" by Oscar William Coursey
After the tiger and the goat had come together again they came to some banana trees.
"Fairy Tales from Brazil" by Elsie Spicer Eells
Dona Isidora, busy with some sewing, was seated under the shadow of the banana-trees, and the pretty little Leona was playing near her.
"The Forest Exiles" by Mayne Reid
Encompassing the wooded margin of the pit were numbers of orange, lime and banana trees, all in full fruit.
"The Call Of The South" by Louis Becke
Down in the court a silvery fountain played among palms and banana trees.
"The Sunbridge Girls at Six Star Ranch" by Eleanor H. (Eleanor Hodgman) Porter
Dona Isidora, busy with some sewing, was seated under the shadow of the banana-trees, and the pretty little Leona was playing near her.
"Popular Adventure Tales" by Mayne Reid
The cocoa-tree, the stem of which is slenderer than elsewhere, and the banana-tree here shoot up with wonderful rapidity and vigour.
"Celebrated Travels and Travellers" by Jules Verne
The town is surrounded nearly by groves of cocoa-nut trees and bananas, and the roads cut through them form pleasant shady walks.
"Borneo and the Indian Archipelago" by Frank S. Marryat
The diorama shows bananas being harvested and trees being cut.
"Agricultural Implements and Machines in the Collection of the National Museum of History and Technology" by John T. Schlebecker
This hemp when growing looks something like the banana tree.
"An Ohio Woman in the Philippines" by Emily Bronson Conger
Banana trees were discovered, standing in rows as if they had been planted.
"The Go Ahead Boys and the Treasure Cave" by Ross Kay
Patches of cultivated land were filled with sugar cane, banana plants, and orange trees.
"A Trip to the Orient" by Robert Urie Jacob
Between the banana trees in the garden rose the smoke of a bonfire.
"Sónnica" by Vicente Blasco Ibáñez
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In news:

Nitrogen and water made banana tree double is size.
Since we did not have a winter this year, the banana tree s in my boyfriend's back yard in Grapevine are already 10 feet tall.
These beautiful flowers and trees are native to South Africa and are related to the banana plant.
Green and lush, the Live Oak Community Garden radiates outward from a lone banana tree and a compost pile that stands nearly as tall.
It overlooks their back yard, lush with banana trees, ferns and other sub-tropical flora.
Bring your banana trees and tropical plants indoors for winter instead of letting them be killed by frost.
Nitrogen and water made banana tree double is size.
Thai Kickboxing Champion Kicks Down Banana Tree.
Okay, so like there's this banana tree, right.
Jake and Chris Sack enjoy a taste of the tropics in their front yard with their many banana trees.
The oldest banana tree started growing a pod of tiny inedible bananas.
Yes, you heard me right: banana trees.
The Sacks' front yard in the 2700 block of West 32nd Street, near Zuck Road, has many banana trees.
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