Definition of platano in US English:

platano

noun

US, Caribbean
  • A banana or plantain tree, especially Musa paradisiaca; the fruit of such a tree; a banana, a plantain.

Origin

Mid 16th century; earliest use found in Richard Eden (c1520–1576), translator. From Spanish plátano, denoting both the tree and its fruit (also as † plantano, † plántano), probably transferred uses of plátano, † plantano, † plántano plane tree, probably on account of the broad leaves which are characteristic of both plants, although the plants are otherwise dissimilar and unrelated.

Pronunciation

platano

/ˈplatənəʊ/