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I carry my own food around on tour; I permanently have carrier bags full of cereal and bananas.
Alison Goldfrapp

Meaning of "bananas" in the English dictionary

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PRONUNCIATION OF BANANAS

bananas  [bəˈnɑːnəz] play
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GRAMMATICAL CATEGORY OF BANANAS

noun
adjective
verb
adverb
pronoun
preposition
conjunction
determiner
exclamation
Bananas is an adjective.
The adjective is the word that accompanies the noun to determine or qualify it.

WHAT DOES BANANAS MEAN IN ENGLISH?

bananas

Banana

A banana is an edible fruit produced by several kinds of large herbaceous flowering plants in the genus Musa. The fruit is variable in size, color and firmness, but is usually elongated and curved, with soft flesh rich in starch covered with a rind which may be green, yellow, red, purple, or brown when ripe. The fruits grow in clusters hanging from the top of the plant. Almost all modern edible parthenocarpic bananas come from two wild species – Musa acuminata and Musa balbisiana. The scientific names of most cultivated bananas are Musa acuminata, Musa balbisiana, and Musa × paradisiaca for the hybrid Musa acuminata × M. balbisiana, depending on their genomic constitution. The old scientific name Musa sapientum is no longer used. Musa species are native to tropical Indomalaya and Australia, and are likely to have been first domesticated in Papua New Guinea. They are grown in at least 107 countries, primarily for their fruit, and to a lesser extent to make fiber, banana wine and banana beer and as ornamental plants.

WORDS THAT RHYME WITH BANANAS


confectioner´s
kənˈfɛkʃənəz
Connors
ˈkɒnəz
dry-cleaner´s
ˌdraɪˈkliːnəz
frighteners
ˈfraɪtnəz
Guianas
ɡɪˈɑːnəz
honeymooners
ˈhʌnɪˌmuːnəz
honors
ˈɒnəz
honours
ˈɒnəz
lacunae
ləˈkjuːnəz
manners
ˈmænəz
mismanners
ˌmɪsˈmænəz
partners
ˈpɑːtnəz
pufftaloonas
ˌpʌftəˈluːnəz
stationer´s
ˈsteɪʃənəz
trainers
ˈtreɪnəz

WORDS THAT BEGIN LIKE BANANAS

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

WORDS THAT END LIKE BANANAS

Amazonas
ananas
Aquinas
Campinas
chlamydomonas
Islas Malvinas
Jonas
Kaunas
Maecenas
Malvinas
monas
pseudomonas
Punta Arenas
Punta Gallinas
whenas

Synonyms and antonyms of bananas in the English dictionary of synonyms

SYNONYMS

Translation of «bananas» into 25 languages

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TRANSLATION OF BANANAS

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

Translator English - Chinese

香蕉
1,325 millions of speakers

Translator English - Spanish

bananas
570 millions of speakers

English

bananas
510 millions of speakers

Translator English - Hindi

केले
380 millions of speakers
ar

Translator English - Arabic

الموز
280 millions of speakers

Translator English - Russian

бананы
278 millions of speakers

Translator English - Portuguese

bananas
270 millions of speakers

Translator English - Bengali

কলা
260 millions of speakers

Translator English - French

bananes
220 millions of speakers

Translator English - Malay

Pisang
190 millions of speakers

Translator English - German

Bananen
180 millions of speakers

Translator English - Japanese

バナナ
130 millions of speakers

Translator English - Korean

바나나
85 millions of speakers

Translator English - Javanese

Bananas
85 millions of speakers
vi

Translator English - Vietnamese

chuối
80 millions of speakers

Translator English - Tamil

வாழைப்பழங்கள்
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Marathi

केळी
75 millions of speakers

Translator English - Turkish

muz
70 millions of speakers

Translator English - Italian

banane
65 millions of speakers

Translator English - Polish

banany
50 millions of speakers

Translator English - Ukrainian

банани
40 millions of speakers

Translator English - Romanian

banane
30 millions of speakers
el

Translator English - Greek

μπανάνες
15 millions of speakers
af

Translator English - Afrikaans

piesangs
14 millions of speakers
sv

Translator English - Swedish

bananer
10 millions of speakers
no

Translator English - Norwegian

bananer
5 millions of speakers

Trends of use of bananas

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TENDENCIES OF USE OF THE TERM «BANANAS»

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FREQUENCY OF USE OF THE TERM «BANANAS» OVER TIME

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

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10 QUOTES WITH «BANANAS»

Famous quotes and sentences with the word bananas.
1
Katie Aselton
I love my kids, they are amazing children, but they drive me bananas sometimes. And sometimes, I want to sell them on eBay... but I'm not going to.
2
Samantha Bond
I always have bananas with me for energy.
3
Lizzy Caplan
There's definitely a luxury to the fluidity of not being a mega-star. I've done a ton of really, really odd, off-the-wall movies. There's this movie I did called 'Queens of Country' a couple of summers ago that is so bananas, and if I was at a certain level, I probably would not have done that movie.
4
Candy Crowley
I was born in the Midwest, where 'salad' was cherry Jell-O with bananas in it. Now children are more aware of healthy foods.
5
Melinda Gates
We would be driving down the street in a place like Zaire, now the Democratic Republic of Congo, and started to see, my gosh, the only people that have shoes are men. Why does that woman have a baby in her belly and one on her back, and she's carrying a huge load of bananas? You start to ask these questions.
6
Joyce Giraud
In Puerto Rico, we have a lot of traditions. We eat a very typical thing that's called 'pasteles' - it's almost like a tamale made of bananas, and we make it all together. Like, all the women of the family unite, and it's a very big deal, a very big thing.
7
Alison Goldfrapp
I carry my own food around on tour; I permanently have carrier bags full of cereal and bananas.
8
Ginnifer Goodwin
Everything goes with short hair. It's bananas.
9
Ginnifer Goodwin
I'm a better person in a relationship, and I'm a happier person. I need to come home at the end of the day and have it not be about me and my freaking hair and makeup and character motivations anymore. And I think my work is more inspired when home is safe and sound and solid, because what I do for a living is so bananas and so insecure.
10
Kathleen Hanna
Singing is my life, and I have to do it, or I'm going to go totally bananas.

10 ENGLISH BOOKS RELATING TO «BANANAS»

Discover the use of bananas in the following bibliographical selection. Books relating to bananas and brief extracts from same to provide context of its use in English literature.
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Bananas!
Introducing the delicious and delectable, the brilliant and beloved, the one and only . . . banana! BANANAS! is the quintessential book about bananas. Sure, you know bananas are good for you, but how good exactly?
Jacqueline Farmer, 1999
2
How Bad Are Bananas?: The carbon footprint of everything
This book is packed full of surprises - a plastic bag has the smallest footprint of any item listed, while a block of cheese is fairly bad news for the climate - and continuously informs, delights and engages the reader.
Mike Berners-Lee, 2010
3
Bananas
Examines the history, cultivation, and uses of bananas.
Elaine Landau, 1999
4
Bananas, Beaches and Bases: Making Feminist Sense of ...
Originally published under title: Bananas, beaches & bases.
Cynthia H. Enloe, 2000
5
Bananas: how the United Fruit Company shaped the world
From its niineteenth-century origins, to its rise to success via the mass-marketing of the banana as the original fast food and its links to the U.S. government, an account of the rise and fall of United Fruit Company shows how the ...
Peter Chapman, 2007
6
Bananas and Business: The United Fruit Company in Colombia, ...
In this first history of the UFCO in Colombia, Marcelo Bucheli argues that the UFCO's image as an all-powerful force in determining national politics needs to be reconsidered.
Marcelo Bucheli, 2005
7
Bananas and Plantains
Changes in production systems such as protected greenhouse cultivation, organic, fair-trade and integrated cultivation and their respective certification schemes have also become prominent. This book provides an accessi.
John Charles Robinson, Víctor Galán Saúco, 2010
8
From Bananas to Buttocks: The Latina Body in Popular Film ...
In this broadly interdisciplinary book, experts from the fields of Latina/o studies, media studies, communication, comparative literature, women's studies, and sociology come together to offer the first wide-ranging look at the construction ...
Myra Mendible, 2010
9
The Complete Book of Bananas
In THE COMPLETE BOOK OF BANANAS, W.O. Lessard writes to fill a void in information available to a small but growing population of the world.
William O. Lessard, 1992
10
Banana: The Fate of the Fruit That Changed the World
Read Dan Koeppel's posts on the Penguin Blog.
Dan Koeppel, 2007

10 NEWS ITEMS WHICH INCLUDE THE TERM «BANANAS»

Find out what the national and international press are talking about and how the term bananas is used in the context of the following news items.
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Watch all 7 goals from the bananas U.S. World Cup win
The United States netted five, tying the tally of the men's Brazil side in their 1958 World Cup win over Sweden for the most in finals history– ... «For The Win, Jul 15»
2
Queensland banana growers visit Melbourne markets to learn about …
Bananas may still be the nation's best-selling fruit, but growers were told at the recent biennial industry congress in Melbourne they could not ... «ABC Online, Jul 15»
3
COMMENTARY: Counterpoint: Lawns in the desert; bananas in the …
We are in the midst of a serious drought, thus the state mandates restrictions on water use. We are already limited to watering our outdoor ... «Seaside Courier, Jul 15»
4
Scottish Village Bans Bananas For Boat Festival
A village of Portsoy is reviving an old seamen's superstition by banning bananas during it's annual boat festival. NPR's Lynn Neary talks to ... «NPR, Jul 15»
5
Find out why this town has banned BANANAS at Scots boat festival
BANANAS have been banned in the small coastal village of Portsoy as residents gear up for their biggest day of the year, the annual Scottish ... «Scottish Daily Record, Jul 15»
6
"Banana is a commodity product, so people will always buy bananas.”
With about 2,000 banana-producing hectares in Ecuador, Global Fresh Trading exports bananas to Russia and Europe. Though competition ... «FreshPlaza, Jul 15»
7
Matt Damon's Ponytail Has The World Going Bananas
The actor appeared at a “Great Wall” press conference in China, but all anyone can talk about seems to be his ponytail. Why? Well, here it is:. «MTV.com, Jul 15»
8
Bananas grow in Danbury garden as Essex heatwave has …
In a week that saw the entire county bask in glorious summer sunshine, one Danbury cameraman caught a glimpse of Mother Nature which is ... «Essex Chronicle, Jul 15»
9
Distinguishable and reasonably priced bananas from Demeter
"Demeter bananas from the Dominican Republic are our flagship product," states Norbert Schick, CEO of Grell Naturkost, "We are working ... «FreshPlaza, Jul 15»
10
First Indonesian bananas to be sold in Japan
Indonesian bananas will finally be sold in Japan as a result of both countries' economic partnership agreement (IJEPA) that allows for the ... «FreshPlaza, Jun 15»

REFERENCE
« EDUCALINGO. Bananas [online]. Available <https://educalingo.com/en/dic-en/bananas>. Jul 2019 ».
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