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BANANA

A derogatory term; acronym for Build Absolutely Nothing Anywhere Near Anybody. Much stronger than NIMBY—Not In My Back Yard.

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Gradually over time, the stems become sick from this invasion, unseen to the human eye, often leading to the banana plant becoming susceptible to falling over from either wind or a heavy downpour," says Dubois.
Irizarry points to the rows of Soler's Grande Naine banana plants, which he and his colleagues in Puerto Rico introduced from Honduras in 1982.
We all look forward to mid-2016 when a controlled introduction of disease-free banana plants can begin; not to mention mid-2017 when we hope the Territory can be declared freckle free.
A LITTLE oasis of jungle greenery, pineapple and banana plants has been lovingly created in the heart of Birmingham.
Closely related to the banana plant, Cannas have huge exotic leaves and flamboyant flowers.
3 The leaves of the banana plant can grow up to four metres long and 70cm wide.
I touched the leaf of the young banana plant that I had planted with my own hands, and caressed the soft but tiny petals of the jasmines.
A gardening friend of mine told me my banana plant was doing so well that I might get a bunch from it but I think he was pulling my leg," said 35-year-old Jason.
This is thought to be the first time a banana plant has produced fruit outdoors in Wales.
From there, they spread rapidly as people moved from one country to another, taking the banana plant with them and searching out new areas in which to grow their fruit.
WITH all the latest announcements from the EU about wonky carrots and straight bananas, I was very interested to receive a letter from Mrs Steeples of Newsome about her banana plant.
I've got a banana plant and a spectacular rubber plant out there.