Abyssinian banana

noun
large evergreen arborescent herb having huge paddle-shaped leaves and bearing inedible fruit that resemble bananas but edible young flower shoots; sometimes placed in genus Musa
Hypernyms: ↑herb, ↑herbaceous plant
Member Holonyms: ↑Ensete, ↑genus Ensete

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noun
Usage: usually capitalized A
: a banana (Musa ensete) having leaves about 20 feet long, inedible fruit, and edible young flower stalks

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a large, treelike Ethiopian plant, Ensete ventricosum, of the banana family, having leaves about 15 ft. (4 m) long, whitish flowers with reddish-brown bracts, and dry, inedible fruit.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • genus Ensete — noun Old World tropical herbs: Abyssinian bananas • Syn: ↑Ensete • Hypernyms: ↑monocot genus, ↑liliopsid genus • Member Holonyms: ↑Musaceae, ↑family Musaceae, ↑banana family …   Useful english dictionary

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