Sure beats that crazy word for peach that I had to replay like twenty times to even attempt to know how to pronounce!
By the way, is 'qof' really pronounced in modern Hebrew as /q/ or has its pronunciation merged with that of 'kaf'?
It depends on the region, rural areas near Arabic speaking countries still pronounce it as well as many other classical sounds. People with European ancestry do not.
The first time I recognized a word without hearing the pronunciation. :D
No, this is a modern word taken from other languages, because Hebrew didn't have a word for banana. Most tropical fruit is like that. The word for pineapple for example is from French/German ananas - אננס (which was in turn taken from another language).