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Question

I heard someone the other day say that a banana is not a fruit, but an herb. Why would they say that?

Answer

They’d probably say it because they’re halfway correct. According to Oxforddictionaries.com, a banana is both a fruit and an herb. It’s a fruit because it contains the seeds of the plant. It’s an herb because the banana plant, though commonly called a tree, is technically a herbaceous plant because the stem does not contain any true woody tissue.

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