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

  Musa \Mu"sa\, prop. n.; pl. Musae. [NL., fr. Ar. mauz, mauza,
     banana.] (Bot.)
     A genus of perennial, herbaceous, endogenous plants of great
     size, including the banana ({Musa sapientum), the plantain
     ({Musa paradisiaca of Linnaeus, but probably not a distinct
     species), the Abyssinian ({Musa Ensete), the Philippine
     Island ({Musa textilis, which yields Manila hemp), and about
     eighteen other species. See Illust. of Banana and
     [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

      n 1: type genus of the Musaceae: bananas [syn: Musa, genus

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