Banana vs Fungus - What's the difference?

banana | fungus |

As a noun fungus is

any member of the kingdom fungi; a eukaryotic organism typically having chitin cell walls but no chlorophyll or plastids fungi may be unicellular or multicellular.

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(wikipedia banana)


  • An elongated curved fruit, which grows in bunches, and has a sweet creamy flesh and a smooth yellow skin.
  • The tropical treelike plant which bears clusters of bananas. The plant, of the genus Musa , has large, elongated leaves and is related to the plantain.
  • (uncountable) A yellow colour, like that of a banana's skin.
  • (mildly, pejorative, slang, ethnic slur) A person of Asian descent, especially a Chinese American, who has assimilated into Western culture or married a Caucasian (from the "yellow" outside and "white" inside). Compare .
  • Synonyms

    * (Asian assimilated into Western culture) jook-sing, Twinkie


    * (Asian assimilated into Western culture) egg (Western assimilated into Asian culture)

    Coordinate terms

    * (Asian assimilated into Western culture) coconut

    Derived terms

    * banana ball * banana bender * banana boat * banana bond * banana hammock * Bananaland * banana shot * banana paper * banana peel * banana pepper * banana plug * bananaquit * banana republic * bananas * bananas Foster * bananery * banana skin * banana split * banoffee * false banana * pink banana * scarlet banana * second banana * snow banana * top banana


  • Curved like a banana, especially of a ball in flight.
  • * 2001 , Rayne Barton, The Green Hills Golf Chronicles , page 155, ISBN 0738847917.
  • Even the lowly banana ball, the bane of so many weekenders, sometimes can be exactly right, as in this case.
  • * 2002 , Andrew Collins, Guild of Honor , page 53, ISBN 1403371490.
  • He played the fading, low-banana shot as planned, and the ball whistled left of the oak tree and between the pines.
  • * 2006 , Richard Witzig, The Global Art of Soccer , page 247, ISBN 0977668800.
  • [...]Bernd Schneider closed the scoring in injury-time with a 23 meter free-kick banana shot into the upper-right corner.

    See also

    * abaca * coconut * dining leaf * matoke * oreo * plantain * sinamay * waragi *


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    (wikipedia fungus)


  • Any member of the kingdom Fungi; a eukaryotic organism typically having chitin cell walls but no chlorophyll or plastids. Fungi may be unicellular or multicellular.
  • * {{quote-magazine, date=2013-07-20, volume=408, issue=8845, magazine=(The Economist)
  • , title= Welcome to the plastisphere , passage=Plastics are energy-rich substances, which is why many of them burn so readily. Any organism that could unlock and use that energy would do well in the Anthropocene. Terrestrial bacteria and fungi which can manage this trick are already familiar to experts in the field.}}

    Usage notes

    The plural form (fungi) comes directly from the Latin. See that entry for information about the several English pronunciations in use.


    * mold, mushroom


    * ascomycete, basidiomycete, mushroom, toadstool, yeast

    Derived terms

    * bracket fungus * fungal * fungicidal * fungicide * fungoid * jelly fungus