Definition of Ensete
1. Noun. Old World tropical herbs: Abyssinian bananas.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Banana Family, Family Musaceae, Musaceae
Member holonyms: Abyssinian Banana, Ensete Ventricosum, Ethiopian Banana, Musa Ensete
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ensete
Literary usage of Ensete
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Landscape Gardening: Notes and Suggestions on Lawns and Lawn Planting by Samuel Parsons (1895)
"A grand plant to associate with cannas, because it serves to greatly develop and perfect their special foliage effect, is the banana plant (Musa ensete). ..."
2. Observations of a Naturalist in the Pacific Between 1896 and 1899 by Henry Brougham Guppy (1906)
"Cakile maritima.—In tropical regions.—River drift.—River and beach drift of Fiji.—Musa ensete.—The coco-nut.—River and beach drift of Hawaii. ..."
3. The Magazine of Horticulture, Botany, and All Useful Discoveries and by C M Hovey (1867)
"MUSA ensete. — It is not generally known that this fine Musa, one of the noblest plants in existence, is of a remarkably hardy constitution, ..."
4. Travels to Discover the Source of the Nile: In the Years 1768, 1769,1770 by James Bruce (1813)
"... it does not appear that any part of this cyperus could be used for food, nor is it so at this day, though the ensete, the plant to which I allude, ..."
5. Hooker's Journal of Botany and Kew Garden Miscellany by William Jackson Hooker (1856)
"Bruce mentions the fact of the stem of the ensete being perennial; in that respect differing remarkably from the common Bananas, which die immediately after ..."