Wordy Wednesday: Nephoid

So, in celebration of Jelly Bean Day, the Wordy Wednesday Word is NEPHOID! But what does NEPHOID actually mean? Well, if you're the kind of person who looks at a jelly bean and thinks it's shaped like a kidney, then this is going to come in handy... NEPHOID means 'kidney shaped'!

To a lesser extent, bananas are also nephoid... But not as much so as they used to be. Turns out that bananas didn't used to be quite so - well, banana shaped! As their popularity grew, though, farmers began cultivating and growing them in a more consistent size and shape. Consequently, the Cavendish banana - the most commercially grown in the world - is less nephoid than many wild bananas!

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