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In a banana republic, one might slip on a banana peel but things do work - now and then for the people, albeit inefficiently and unreliably.
George Ayittey

Meaning of "banana peel" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BANANA PEEL

banana peel  [bəˈnɑːnə piːl] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BANANA PEEL

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Banana peel is a noun.
A noun is a type of word the meaning of which determines reality. Nouns provide the names for all things: people, objects, sensations, feelings, etc.

WHAT DOES BANANA PEEL MEAN IN ENGLISH?

banana peel

Banana peel

A banana peel, known as a banana skin in British English, is the outer covering of the banana fruit. As bananas, whether eaten raw or cooked, are a popular fruit consumed worldwide, with yearly production over 145 million tonnes in 2011, there is a significant amount of banana peel waste being generated as well. Banana peels are used as feedstock as they have some nutritional value. Banana peels are widely used for that purpose on small farms in regions where bananas are grown. There are some concerns over the impact of tannins contained in the peels on animals that consume them. Banana peels are used as feedstock for cattle, goats, pigs, poultry, rabbits, fish and several other species. The specific nutrition contained in peel depends on the stage of maturity and the cultivar; for example plantain peels contain less fibre than dessert banana peels, and lignin content increases with ripening. On average, banana peels contain 6-9% dry matter of protein and 20-30% fibre. Green plantain peels contain 40% starch that is transformed into sugars after ripening. Green banana peels contain much less starch when green while ripe banana peels contain up to 30% free sugars.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BANANA PEEL


appeal
əˈpiːl
bonspiel
ˈbɒnˌspiːl
glockenspiel
ˈɡlɒkənˌspiːl
kinderspiel
ˈkɪndəˌspiːl
kriegspiel
ˈkriːɡˌspiːl
langspiel
ˈlɑːŋˌʃpiːl
peal
piːl
peel
piːl
Peele
piːl
repeal
rɪˈpiːl
Singspiel
ˈzɪŋʃpiːl
soutpiel
ˈsaʊtˌpiːl
speel
spiːl
spiel
ʃpiːl

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BANANA PEEL

banalise
banality
banalization
banalize
banally
banana
banana belt
Banana bender
banana boat
banana oil
banana plug
banana prawn
banana republic
banana skin
banana split
Bananalander
bananas
Banaras
Banat
banausian

WORDS THAT END LIKE BANANA PEEL

at the wheel
candied peel
carbon steel
eel
feel
flywheel
heel
keel
kneel
on an even keel
orange peel
rear wheel
reel
stainless steel
steel
steering wheel
the wheel
thumbwheel
toe and heel
wheel

Synonyms and antonyms of banana peel in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «banana peel» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BANANA PEEL

Find out the translation of banana peel to 25 languages with our English multilingual translator.
The translations of banana peel from English to other languages presented in this section have been obtained through automatic statistical translation; where the essential translation unit is the word «banana peel» in English.

Translator English - Chinese

香蕉皮
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

cáscara de plátano
570 millions of speakers

English

banana peel
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

केले के छिलके
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

قشر الموز
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

банановой кожуре
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

casca de banana
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কলার খোসা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

peau de banane
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

kulit pisang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bananenschale
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

バナナの皮
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

바나나 껍질
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Kulit pisang
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

vỏ chuối
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வாழைப்பழ தோல்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

केळीचे साल
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

muz kabuğu
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

buccia di banana
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

skórki od banana
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

банановій шкірці
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

coaja de banana
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

φλούδα της μπανάνας
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

piesangskil
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bananskal
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bananskall
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of banana peel

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The term «banana peel» is regularly used and occupies the 106.609 position in our list of most widely used terms in the English dictionary.
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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BANANA PEEL» OVER TIME

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Examples of use in the English literature, quotes and news about banana peel

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8 QUOTES WITH «BANANA PEEL»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word banana peel.
1
George Ayittey
In a banana republic, one might slip on a banana peel but things do work - now and then for the people, albeit inefficiently and unreliably.
2
Charlotte Curtis
His venture sounds like a banana peel awaiting its victim.
3
Chris Diamantopoulos
In a pinch, when my leather shoes need a quick shine, I take the inside of a banana peel and rub it on the leather like I would a shoe wax. Then I spit-shine it and buff it with a cloth, and my shoes look great.
4
Nora Ephron
When you slip on a banana peel, people laugh at you; but when you tell people you slipped on a banana peel, it's your laugh. So you become the hero rather than the victim of the joke.
5
Clifton Fadiman
The adjective is the banana peel of the parts of speech.
6
Chris Farley
People... need a time to laugh. It's up to us to bonk ourselves on the head and slip on a banana peel so the average guy can say, 'I may be bad, honey, but I'm not as much of an idiot as that guy on the screen.'
7
Diane Lane
I want to sit down, and I want to laugh. Nothing works better for me than watching somebody slip on a banana peel.
8
Mark Ruffalo
My belief about acting in one foot on a banana peel and the other one in the grave.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BANANA PEEL»

Discover the use of banana peel in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to banana peel and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
1
Unreal, Banana Peel!: A Third Collection of Australian ...
The original and funniest collections of rhymes, riddles, jokes and chants made up by children in Australia
‎2009
2
Princess Banana Peel
Levelled readers designed for even the most reluctant reader. Created in consultation with an educational expert, these readers are aimed at kids 6-10 years and include Disney, Disney Pixar and original fiction titles.
Lucinda Cotter, 2007
3
Tantra Vision : The Secret of The Inner Experience
Why did people who were standing there have a good laugh? They may not have shown it. but they had a good laugh. Just think: if a beggar slips on a banana peel, nobody will bother; but a president of a country slips on a banana peel— the ...
Osho
4
The Recovery Equation: Motivational Enhancement/Choice ...
Understanding Loss of Abstinence through a Banana Peel Metaphor To facilitate conceptual understanding of the issues involved, the following metaphor of a “ Banana Peel” is offered as a conceptually-organizing clinical tool. It should be ...
Pavel G. Somov, Ph.D.
5
Torts Caselines Suitable Courses 11e
Held, the jury could have justifiably inferred, from the appearance and condition of the banana peel, that it had been on the platform for such a long period of time that D's employees would have seen and removed it if they had been ...
Steven Emanuel, 2007
6
Habeas Codfish: Reflections on Food and the Law
Louella Dempsey slipped on a banana peel at the Kroger Grocery in Prescott (it happens in real life, not just in cartoons). She sued and got a whopping $400 from Kroger. Kroger took the case all the way to the Arkansas Supreme Court where ...
Barry M. Levenson, 2001
7
Comparative Austronesian Dictionary: An Introduction to ...
—aruwai 'peel tubers such as manioc, taro, yam'; -aweri 'peel a banana, hard- boiled egg'; -egi 'peel a banana, peel bark off a twig'. coa 'peel'; paru 'skin, remove outer leaves'. Also 0umuze (of yams). orcib (vb intrans); also 'moult'; kaki] also ...
Darrell T. Tryon, 1995
8
Read All About It
A: Banana peels are known for their antifungal and antibiotic properties as well as being loaded with vitamin and minerals. Here are a few uses for the banana peel; the inside of the peel can be rubbed on skin areas affected by psoriasis, acne ...
Phylis B. Canion, 2013
9
Biopolymers: Biomedical and Environmental Applications
[10] showed that the banana peel displayed a high adsorption capacity of phenolic compounds (about 690 mg.g“), revealing that banana peel could be employed as a promising adsorbent for phenolic compounds adsorption. The adsorption ...
Susheel Kalia, Luc Avérous, 2011
10
Consciousness
Events, and the Banana Peel, Again Notice that in several spots (not directly connected with the argument reconstructed above) Nagel makes the slip into act- object jargon that I have attributed to Kripke (viz., everyone grants that sensations  ...
William G. Lycan, 1995

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BANANA PEEL»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term banana peel is used in the context of the following news items.
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Tony Award-Winning Director Back At The Old Globe With 'Kiss Me …
"There is this one move called the 'banana peel' and it's the scariest thing I've ever seen, but really fun,” he said. The actress, Megan Skikora, ... «KPBS, Jul 15»
2
SULTAN SHINDIG KICKS OFF FESTIVAL SEASON IN SKY VALLEY
And you don't have to be a real "old" old timer to attend (as in one foot in the gave and the other on a banana peel). All past and present ... «Sky Valley Chronicle, Jul 15»
3
“You want me to take f**king out of the Scrabble dictionary?”
It's like humor; one person's double entendre is another person's banana peel. Later, a senior Hasbro Games division executive tried to ... «Salon, Jul 15»
4
Spencer's Soapbox: Let's Talk about the Ending of Batman: Arkham …
If Bruce really did die in a suicide explosion, it is perhaps the weakest way he could have died short of slipping on a banana peel. Tack onto ... «Superherohype.com, Jul 15»
5
A beautiful place to die
Eventually, Beckett said, Letts made her request clear and the banana peel was disposed of. They hit it off. After further discussions - during a ... «New Zealand Herald, Jul 15»
6
Orlando police officer accused of going after wrong man over …
In early June, Rosa spotted a plumbing truck drive past his house and believed the passenger had thrown a banana peel in his yard. According ... «WFTV Orlando, Jun 15»
7
Metro Vancouverites face deadline to separate organics from trash
But don't expect the authorities to knock on your door demanding cash if you throw your banana peel in the wrong bin. Unless a hauling ... «MetroNews Canada, Jun 15»
8
Taylor Swift's business plan outwits Apple executives
With the June 30 launch date for Apple's new paid streaming music service so close at hand, Cue almost slipped on a banana peel. Apple is ... «New York Post, Jun 15»
9
Food waste fines come into effect July 1
Better think twice before putting that banana peel in the trash can, with fines coming into force. METRO VANCOUVER (NEWS1130) – The ... «News1130, Jun 15»
10
Celebrity teeth whitening: How to get pearly whites like Cheryl …
Banana peel: The inside of a banana peel contains rich minerals that absorb into your enamel for healthy whitening effects. After brushing, peel ... «OK! Magazine, Jun 15»

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