Spanish for Plantain, a starchy relative to the banana that's used in carribean cooking. Never eaten raw.
In the southwest US, this the word used to describe ordinary Bananas.
Also used as an insult to refer to Dominicans, especially to call someone a "come platano" (platano eater).
Platanos are good when sliced into chips and fried.
Pedro Martinez is a Platano.
Sammy Sosa es un "come platano".
"In Santo Domingo, all that grew was platanos so that's all we ate. We ate platanos with sugar for breakfast, platanos at lunch, and platanos for dinner."
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