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.