Banana vs Herb - What's the difference?

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As a proper noun herb is

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banana

English

(wikipedia banana)

Noun

  • 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

    Antonyms

    * (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

    Adjective

    (-)
  • 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 *

    Hypernyms

    * bunch * hand * ----

    herb

    English

    (wikipedia herb)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • Any green, leafy plant, or parts thereof, used to flavor or season food.
  • Plant whose roots, leaves or seeds, etc. are used in medicine.
  • (slang, euphemistic) Marijuana.
  • (botany) A plant whose stem is not woody and does not persist beyond each growing season
  • (obsolete) Grass; herbage.
  • * Milton
  • flocks grazing the tender herb

    Synonyms

    * (marijuana) grass, weed

    Hyponyms

    * See also

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