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 for Banana
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Banana \Ba*na"na\ (b[.a]*n[aum]"n[.a]; 277), n. [Sp. banana,
     name of the fruit.] (Bot.)
     A perennial herbaceous plant of almost treelike size ({Musa
     sapientum); also, its edible fruit. See Musa.
     [1913 Webster]
     Note: The banana has a soft, herbaceous stalk, with leaves of
           great length and breadth. The flowers grow in bunches,
           covered with a sheath of a green or purple color; the
           fruit is five or six inches long, and over an inch in
           diameter; the pulp is soft, and of a luscious taste,
           and is eaten either raw or cooked. This plant is a
           native of tropical countries, and furnishes an
           important article of food.
           [1913 Webster]
     Banana bird (Zool.), a small American bird ({Icterus
        leucopteryx), which feeds on the banana.
     Banana quit (Zool.), a small bird of tropical America, of
        the genus Certhiola, allied to the creepers.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: any of several tropical and subtropical treelike herbs of
           the genus Musa having a terminal crown of large entire
           leaves and usually bearing hanging clusters of elongated
           fruits [syn: banana, banana tree]
      2: elongated crescent-shaped yellow fruit with soft sweet flesh

From Moby Thesaurus II by Grady Ward, 1.0 :

  32 Moby Thesaurus words for "banana":
     burlesquer, caricaturist, clown, comedian, comic, cutup,
     epigrammatist, funnyman, gag writer, gagman, gagster, humorist,
     ironist, jester, joker, jokesmith, jokester, lampooner, madcap,
     parodist, prankster, punner, punster, quipster, reparteeist,
     satirist, wag, wagwit, wisecracker, wit, witling, zany

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