Banks

[ bangks ]
/ bæŋks /

noun

Sir Joseph, 1734–1820, English naturalist.
Nathaniel Pren·tiss [pren-tis], /ˈprɛn tɪs/, 1816–94, U.S. army officer and politician: Speaker of the House 1856–57.

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British Dictionary definitions for Banks

Banks
/ (bæŋks) /

noun

Iain (Menzies). 1954–2013, Scottish novelist and science fiction writer. His novels include The Wasp Factory (1984), The Crow Road (1992), and The Steep Approach to Garbadale (2007); science-fiction (under the name Iain M. Banks) includes Look to Windward (2000)
Sir Joseph . 1743–1820, British botanist and explorer: circumnavigated the world with James Cook (1768–71)
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Scientific definitions for Banks

Banks
[ băngks ]
Sir Joseph 1743-1820

British botanist who took part in Captain James Cook's voyage around the world (1768-1771), during which he discovered and cataloged many species of plant and animal life.
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