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Bananapocalypse

noun; blending
Disaster involving the extinction or at least the destruction of the banana crop.
 
This term was coined to draw attention to a disease threatening the banana crop. It was coined intentionally and will likely never be used again, making it a nonce word. The blending of banana and apocalypse combines the fruit itself with the idea of the end of the world, emphasizing the urgency of the threat to bananas.
Etymology : Blend of banana + apocolypse "the end of the world".
Source : “Bananapocalypse: The Race to Save the World’s Most Popular Fruit” (Washington Post 10-7-2017)
Last modified: 4 December 2017


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