Meaning of Lacatan in English:


Pronunciation /lak??tan/


(also Lakatan)
  • A cultivated variety of banana originating in the Philippines (now usually in form Lakatan); (also) a more widely cultivated variety of banana which is a clone of the Cavendish banana; a plant or fruit of either of these varieties.


Late 19th century. From Tagalog lakatan, ?lacatan, of uncertain origin; probably a borrowing from another Philippine language: perhaps compare Cebuano lakat to walk, to depart, to spread.