Banana vs Lawnmower - What's the difference?

banana | lawnmower |

As a noun lawnmower is

any of the electrical or mechanical machines used for cutting grass.



(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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    Alternative forms

    * lawn mower


    (en noun)
  • Any of the electrical or mechanical machines used for cutting grass.
  • * 1877 , Queensland. Dept. of Public Instruction, Report of the Secretary for Public Instruction
  • It is only a small school, but this year the committee has expended £105 in reforming the garden, painting the fences, making a tennis court and lawn, purchasing a lawnmower etc.
  • * 1912 , O. Henry, Rolling Stones
  • here was an ordinary man out of the city directory that subscribes for magazines and pushes the lawnmower in his shirt-sleeves of evenings.
  • A person who landscapes and in particular mows lawns.
  • Hyponyms

    * push mower, riding mower