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Ensete

noun
1.
Old World tropical herbs: Abyssinian bananas.  Synonym: genus Ensete.



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"Ensete" Quotes from Famous Books



... terror, hunger and fatigue; even the camel, elephant and rhinoceros, are not safe from the attacks of this formidable insect." This fly is described by Agatharcides in the same manner as by Bruce. The ensete tree of Bruce, the leaves of which resemble the banana, with fruit like figs, but not eatable, with a trunk esculent till it reaches its perfect growth and is full of leaves, resembles in some of its particulars ...
— Robert Kerr's General History and Collection of Voyages and Travels, Volume 18 • William Stevenson



Words linked to "Ensete" :   Ensete ventricosum, Musaceae, Ethiopian banana, Musa ensete, Abyssinian banana, genus Ensete, banana family, monocot genus, liliopsid genus, family Musaceae



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