Abyssinian banana

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Abyssinian banana (plural Abyssinian bananas)

  1. (botany) A banana plant, Ensete ventricosum, with inedible fruit and edible flower stalks;[1] ensete.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Philip Babcock Gove (editor), Webster's Third International Dictionary of the English Language, Unabridged (G. & C. Merriam Co., 1976 [1909], ISBN 0-87779-101-5), page 9
  2. ^ Lesley Brown (editor), The Shorter Oxford English Dictionary, 5th edition (Oxford University Press, 2003 [1933], ISBN 978-0-19-860575-7), page 11