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Is a Bannana a herb?
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Why is a banana called an Herb?
I thought it was an herb... The bannana or banana is both a fruit and an herb. A banana is a fruit (containing the seeds of the plant). However, the banana plant, though it is called a 'banana-tree' in popular usage, is technically regarded as a herbaceous plant (or 'herb'), not a tree, because the stem does not contain true woody tissue, thus the plant itself is a herb.