L. banana, dwarf banana, plantain paradisiacus,-a,-um;
from Gr. paradeisos (from paradeisos, zoo, park, garden, Garden of Eden, paradise), : of the paradise, growing in the Hof of Eden, growing in paradise. The banana (Musa paradisiaca L.) is sometimes considered to be the forbidden fruit mentioned in the bible. Others think it was the fig (Ficus carica L.).