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Abyssinian banana

Definition of the noun abyssinian banana

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  1. 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

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Google previewA Dictionary of English Names of Plants (1884)

Applied in England and Among English-speaking People to Cultivated and Wild Plants, Trees, and Shrubs by William Miller

Abyssinian Banana Livingstoniana. Livingstone's Banana paradisaica ...

Google previewThe Dictionary of Science for Gardeners (2015)

6000 Scientific Terms Explored and Explained by Michael Allaby

Ensete ventricosa (Abyssinian banana) grown.

Google previewEncyclopedia of Food Grains (2015)

by Colin W Wrigley, Harold Corke, Koushik Seetharaman, Jonathan Faubion

Musaceae Ensete ventricosum (Abyssinian banana). The endosperm of the seed is eaten in Africa. Palmae/Arecaceae Hyphaene thebaica (gingerbread palm). The kernels are crushed and mixed with porridge; the edible portion of the kernel ...

Google previewThe New York Botanical Garden Illustrated Encyclopedia of Horticulture (1981)

by Thomas H. Everett

Abyssinian Banana. The seven species of Ensete, the name of which is pronounced with three syllables and is derived from the Amharic name, onset, belong to the banana family Musaceae. Once included in the genus ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary: The Century dictionary (1911)

Abyssinian banana. See Musa.—Banana liquid or varnish, a solution of celluloid in a mixture of amyl acetate and acetone, used as a vehicle for the application of bronze-powders, so called because of the strong banana-like odor of the amyl ...

Google previewWyman's Gardening Encyclopedia (1986)

by Donald Wyman

25' Zone 9 Abyssinian Banana This is the shrubby type banana from Abyssinia that is so much used in Calif, for simulating tropical effects in ornamental planting. The leaves are 18 ft. long and 3 ft. wide, ...

Google previewAmerican Horticultural Society Encyclopedia of Plants and Flowers (2011)

by Christopher Brickell

Abyssinian banana. See Ensete ventricosum. Aconite. See Aconitum. Adam's needle. See Yucca filamentosa. Aeroplane propeller. See Crassula perfoliata var . falcata. African blue lily. See Agapanthus. African boxwood. See M yrsine africana ...

Google previewThe Encyclopaedia Britannica (1885)

A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, and General Literature by Thomas Spencer Baynes

The Abyssinian banana, M. Ensete, has dry capsular fruit, and very handsome foliage. PLANTAIN-EATER. See TOURAKOO. PLANTIN, Caars'rorna (1514— 1589), born in a vilous matter, about double that of the potato. The plant requires but ...

Google previewThe Fairchild Books Dictionary of Textiles (2013)

by Phyllis G. Tortora, Ingrid Johnson

abyssinian banana The Musa ensete plant, which yields stem fibers principally used for cordage. ACA See aca ticking. ACA ticking A twill ticking that has blue-and-white stripes. Originally trademarked and later ...

Google previewThe Century Dictionary (1914)

An Encyclopedic Lexicon of the English Language

Ensete, the Abyssinian banana. See cuts under banana and plantain:2. Musaceae (mü-zā'sé-é), n. pl. [NL. (St. Hilaire, 1805), & Musa + -aceae.] A family of monocotyledonous plants, typified by the genus ...

Google previewThe Century dictionary and cyclopedia (1906)

a work of universal reference in all departments of knowledge with a new atlas of the world by William Dwight Whitney, Benjamin Eli Smith

BnseU, the Abyssinian banana. See cuts under banana and plantain. Musacese (mu-za'se-e), to. pi. [NL. (Massey, 1816), < Musa + -acem.] A natural order of monocotyledonous plants, typified by the genus ...

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