Cavendish

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(banana): Named after William Cavendish, 6th Duke of Devonshire.

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Cavendish (plural Cavendishes)

  1. A surname​.

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Noun[edit]

Cavendish (countable and uncountable, plural Cavendishes)

  1. (countable) The most commonly sold banana; one of the triploid (AAA) cultivars of Musa acuminata.
    Synonyms: Chinese banana, dwarf banana
    • 2018, Chris Fitch, Globalography: Our Interconnected World revealed in 50 Maps (page 10)
      Crucially, almost the entirety of exported bananas are Cavendishes.
  2. (uncountable) Alternative form of cavendish (type of tobacco)

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