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EtymologyEdit

From Wolof banaana, via Spanish or Portuguese.

 
Four different types of bananas. The larger yellow bananas on the far right are commercially dominant Cavendish bananas.

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banana (countable and uncountable, plural bananas)

  1. An elongated curved tropical fruit that grows in bunches and has a creamy flesh and a smooth skin.
    1. (Canada, US, Britain, Ireland) Especially, the sweet, yellow fruit of the Cavendish banana cultivar.
  2. 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.
  3. (uncountable) A yellow colour, like that of a banana's skin.
    banana colour:  
  4. (mildly derogatory, 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) or Oreo (Black person who is "black outside" and "white inside").
  5. (nuclear physics) A banana equivalent dose.
  6. (colloquial) A catamorphism (from the use of banana brackets in the notation).
  7. (informal) a penis
    • 1986 Cop Feels of Three Men's "Privates" Christopher Street - Volume 10
      The fact that the cop bought O'Brien a beer after feeling of his banana suggests that it must have been a promising one
    • 2010 Brenda Wojick Can You Squeeze My Banana? page 253
      So what would you say to a little old man who asks you to squeeze his banana? Would you take him up on his offer?
    • 2012 Sarah Miynowski Fishbowl page 36
      His you-know-what turned soft .. his eight o'clock class was the last thing on his mind five minutes ago, when his banana wasn't overripe.
    • 2014 Anthony Bunko Lord Forgive Me page 71
      Most of the gang were trying their best to shag the girls. One boy was sitting in a tree playing with himself and another was asking a table of teenagers if they would like to see his banana.
    • 2017 Intimate Relationships in Cinema, Literature and Visual Culture page 234
      He adds that after eating his banana (sucking his penis), he wants anal sex, but she asks him to lick her pussy. Then he tells her no because it is disgusting.
    • 2019 Hot Blood, Hot Thoughts, Hot Deeds, Empire season 5 episode 13
      I'm just saying, you being a mama, it's time to clear the cobwebs. You know what I'm saying? Put a banana in the monkey. You know, hot dog in your bun.

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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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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.
      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.
      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.
      [...]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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AsturianEdit

NounEdit

banana f (plural bananes)

  1. banana (fruit)

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CatalanEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

banana f (plural bananes)

  1. banana (fruit)

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CornishEdit

PronunciationEdit

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

NounEdit

banana m (plural bananas)

  1. banana

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FrenchEdit

GalicianEdit

NounEdit

banana f (plural bananas)

  1. banana (fruit)

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IcelandicEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

banana

  1. definite accusative plural of bani

IrishEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Wolof banaana.

PronunciationEdit

  • IPA(key): /bˠəˈn̪ˠan̪ˠə/

NounEdit

banana m (genitive singular banana, nominative plural bananaí)

  1. banana

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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.

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ItalianEdit

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

banana f (plural banane)

  1. banana (fruit)

NounEdit

banana m (invariable)

  1. banana (color)

AdjectiveEdit

banana (invariable)

  1. banana

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JapaneseEdit

RomanizationEdit

banana

  1. Rōmaji transcription of バナナ

Lower SorbianEdit

EtymologyEdit

From Wolof banaana.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

banana f

  1. banana

DeclensionEdit

ReferencesEdit

  • banana in Manfred Starosta (1999): Dolnoserbsko-nimski słownik / Niedersorbisch-deutsches Wörterbuch. Bautzen: Domowina-Verlag.

MalteseEdit

NounEdit

banana f

  1. banana

PortugueseEdit

 
bananas

EtymologyEdit

Uncertain. Possibly from Wolof banaana (banana) or Arabic بَنَان(banān, fingertip, banana).

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

banana f (plural bananas)

  1. banana (fruit)
    Bananas são ricas em potássioBananas are high in potassium
  2. banana (plant)
    Synonym: bananeira (more common)
  3. (informal) penis
  4. (Brazil, informal) bras d'honneur (obscene gesture)
    Synonym: manguito (Portugal)

NounEdit

banana m, f (plural bananas)

  1. (derogatory, slang) wimp (a weak or inconfident person)
    Aquele rapaz é um banana!That guy is a wimp!

RomanianEdit

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

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

banana f (plural bananas)

  1. (Argentina, Colombia, Ecuador, Paraguay, Uruguay) banana (fruit)
    Synonyms: plátano, guineo, cambur, banano

Usage notesEdit

  • banana may also be used in Spain, to differentiate from plátano (plantain); otherwise, plátano refers to either.

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Tok PisinEdit

EtymologyEdit

From English banana.

NounEdit

banana

  1. banana
    • 1995, John Verhaar, Toward a reference grammar of Tok Pisin: an experiment in corpus linguistics[1] (in English), →ISBN, 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, from Wolof banaana, via Portuguese and/or Spanish.

PronunciationEdit

NounEdit

banana f (plural bananas)

  1. banana

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MutationEdit

Welsh mutation
radical soft nasal aspirate
banana fanana manana unchanged
Note: Some of these forms may be hypothetical. Not every
possible mutated form of every word actually occurs.