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Insect burrowing into unvariegated banana (8)


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Here is my best explanation:

'banana' is the definition.

(plantain is a kind of banana)

'insect burrowing into unvariegated' is the subsidiary indication.

'insect' becomes 'ant' (ant is a kind of insect).

'burrowing into' indicates putting letters inside.

'unvariegated' becomes 'plain'.

'ant' put within 'plain' is 'plantain'.

This clue was last seen in The Independent

(Other definitions for plantain that I've seen before include "Low-growing plant; type of banana", "Tropical food", "Coarse banana", "Banana for cooking", "Cooking banana", "Shrub; green banana", "Weed", "Type of banana", "Banana-like fruit" and "Large banana - weed".)


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