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banana

See also: BANANA and banană

EnglishEdit

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banana fruits

EtymologyEdit

From Wolof banaana, via Spanish or Portuguese.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

banana (countable and uncountable, plural bananas)

  1. An elongated curved fruit, which grows in bunches, and has a sweet creamy flesh and a smooth yellow skin.
  2. The tropical treelike plant which bears clusters of bananas. The plant, of the genus Musa, has large, elongated leaves and is related to the plantain.
  3. (uncountable) A yellow colour, like that of a banana's skin.
    Pantone banana colour:    
  4. (mildly pejorative, slang, ethnic slur) 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 coconut (assimilated Hispanic or Black).

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AntonymsEdit

  • (Asian assimilated into Western culture): egg (Western assimilated into Asian culture)

Coordinate termsEdit

  • (Asian assimilated into Western culture): coconut

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TranslationsEdit

AdjectiveEdit

banana (not comparable)

  1. Curved like a banana, especially of a ball in flight.
    • 2001, Rayne Barton, The Green Hills Golf Chronicles, page 155, ISBN 0738847917.
      Even the lowly banana ball, the bane of so many weekenders, sometimes can be exactly right, as in this case.
    • 2002, Andrew Collins, Guild of Honor, page 53, ISBN 1403371490.
      He played the fading, low-banana shot as planned, and the ball whistled left of the oak tree and between the pines.
    • 2006, Richard Witzig, The Global Art of Soccer, page 247, ISBN 0977668800.
      [...]Bernd Schneider closed the scoring in injury-time with a 23 meter free-kick banana shot into the upper-right corner.

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HypernymsEdit


AsturianEdit

NounEdit

banana f (plural bananes)

  1. banana (fruit)

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CatalanEdit

NounEdit

banana f (plural bananes)

  1. banana (fruit)

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CornishEdit

PronunciationEdit

  • (Revived Middle Cornish) IPA(key): [baˈnaːna]
  • (Revived Late Cornsh) IPA(key): [bəˈnæːnɐ]

NounEdit

banana m (plural bananas)

  1. banana

FrenchEdit

VerbEdit

banana

  1. third-person singular past historic of bananer

GalicianEdit

NounEdit

banana f (plural bananas)

  1. banana (fruit)

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IrishEdit

NounEdit

banana m

  1. banana

DeclensionEdit

MutationEdit

Irish mutation
Radical Lenition Eclipsis
banana bhanana mbanana
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.

ItalianEdit

NounEdit

banana f (plural banane)

  1. banana (fruit)

NounEdit

banana m (invariable)

  1. banana (color)

AdjectiveEdit

banana (invariable)

  1. banana

Related termsEdit


JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

banana

  1. rōmaji reading of バナナ

MalteseEdit

NounEdit

banana f

  1. banana

PortugueseEdit

bananas

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Possibly from Wolof banaana (banana) or Arabic بنان (banaan, fingertip, banana).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

banana f (plural bananas)

  1. banana (fruit)
  2. banana (plant)
  3. (informal) penis

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RomanianEdit

NounEdit

banana f (singular, nominative/accusative, definite form of banană)

  1. the banana

Serbo-CroatianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Spanish, from Portuguese, from Wolof banaana.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /banǎːna/
  • Hyphenation: ba‧na‧na

NounEdit

banána f (Cyrillic spelling бана́на)

  1. banana

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • banana” in Hrvatski jezični portal

SpanishEdit

NounEdit

banana f (plural bananas)

  1. banana (fruit)

SynonymsEdit

Related termsEdit

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Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

English banana

NounEdit

banana

  1. banana
    • 1995, John Verhaar, Toward a reference grammar of Tok Pisin: an experiment in corpus linguistics[1], ISBN 0-8248-1672-2, page 433:
      Mekim olsem pinis, orait tupela i planim taro na banana, na kumu, painap, kon, tomato, na kaukau tu.


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WelshEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English banana

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

banana f (plural bananas)

  1. banana

MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
banana fanana manana unchanged

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