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