Definition of Ethiopian banana
1. 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.
Generic synonyms: Herb, Herbaceous Plant
Group relationships: Ensete, Genus Ensete
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Ethiopian Banana
Literary usage of Ethiopian banana
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1. The Earth and Its Inhabitants by Elisée Reclus (1892)
"According to Schweinfurth, the wild stock of the ethiopian banana, known to botanists by the name ..."
2. What We Saw in Australia by Rosamond Davenport Hill, Florence Davenport Hill (1875)
"... with slender branches shooting from the top; the mango, resembling the peach, but with a larger leaf; the gigantic ethiopian banana, valueless for fruit ..."