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Definition of musa:

  1. A genus of perennial, herbaceous, endogenous plants of great size, including the banana ( Musa sapientum), the plantain ( M. paradisiaca of Linnaeus, but probably not a distinct species), the Abyssinian ( M. Ensete), the Philippine Island ( M. textilis, which yields Manila hemp), and about eighteen other species. See Illust. of Banana and Plantain.

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Genus Musa.

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