Definition of Genus musa
1. Noun. Type genus of the Musaceae: bananas.
Generic synonyms: Liliopsid Genus, Monocot Genus
Group relationships: Banana Family, Family Musaceae, Musaceae
Member holonyms: Banana, Banana Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Genus Musa
Literary usage of Genus musa
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1. Paxton's Magazine of Botany, and Register of Flowering Plants by Sir Joseph Paxton (1837)
"PREFATORY REMARKS ON THE genus musa. • THE derivation of the type of this genus has been variously admitted. Linnaeus says "it was given in honour of ..."
2. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"BANANA, a gigantic herbaceous plant belonging to the genus Musa (nat. ord. ... The genus Musa contains about 40 species, widely distributed throughout the ..."
3. Practical Lessons in Science by Josiah Thomas Scovell (1894)
"The genus Musa of this family contains the plaintain and the banana of tropical ... No other genus furnishes food for as many people as does the genus musa. ..."
4. The Journal of Heredity by American Genetic Association (1914)
"At present the genus Musa comprises 32 or more distinct species and at least a hundred subspecies, many of them badly confused, and many of them probably ..."
5. Cyclopædia of India and of Eastern and Southern Asia, Commercial, Industrial by Edward Balfour (1873)
"... 'J'KL. applied to various species of the genus Musa, of which the best known species are M. paradisiaca, which yields the edible plantain or banana and ..."