Musa definition

  • proper-noun:
    • A taxonomic genus in the family members Musaceae — big tropical herbs, popularly known as banana flowers.
    • A male offered name, the Arabic kind of Moses.
    • A genus of perennial, herbaceous, endogenous plants of great size, including the banana (Musa sapientum), the plantain (Musa paradisiaca of Linnæus, 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 plantain.
  • noun:
    • A genus of monocotyledonous plants, particular the order Scitamineæ additionally the tribe Museæ, known by its tubular calyx.
    • kind genus of the Musaceae: bananas

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