The word “lamar” is used to describe a kind of fruit that has a very thin shell, and which is often eaten raw.
It is also used to denote the fruit which is called a banana, as in a banana peel.
It has been the subject of controversy since its name was first invented by American anthropologist Liza Mundy in the 1890s.
But some critics say the word “fruit” could be too broad, referring to all fruits and vegetables, not just bananas.
But the Australian Museum’s website says the name is a reference to the word for “fruit”, “lamb”.
“Its name derives from the Greek word ‘lambos’, meaning ‘fruit’, and it is believed to have been the name of the ancient Roman god of fruits,” the website reads.
“Although the original name for the fruit was ‘lambs ear’ or ‘lamby’ it was later changed to ‘lamar’ because it is said to have a more sweet flavor.”‘
What’s in a name?’
The Australian Museum says the fruit in the photo was named after its fruit.
“The name is derived from the ancient Greek word for ‘fruit’ and it refers to the term ‘lambor’, meaning the ‘fruit of the womb’ in Greek mythology,” the museum’s website states.
“As it is a banana it is thought to have also been the fruit of a mother cow.”
The Australian Food and Agriculture Ministry said it was “disappointed” by the museum.
“It is unacceptable to use a banana as an advertisement because this is clearly a non-native fruit,” a spokesman said in a statement.
“There is no evidence to suggest that the name ‘lambe’ originated in any of the cultures of Australia.”