plantain

Definitions

Agriculture

Food

  • masculine A type of banana, genus Musa, sometimes named M. paradisica, with firm and starchy flesh cooked either in the green (if dessert types) or ripe (if non-sweet types) state; used as a staple food in Africa, the Caribbean and South America.

Travel

  • noun the name given to various types of large banana used for cooking, which have a lower sugar content than dessert bananas
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