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banksia

[ bangk-see-uh ]
/ ˈbæŋk si ə /
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noun

any Australian shrub or tree of the genus Banksia, having alternate leaves and dense, cylindrical flower heads.

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Origin of banksia

1782; <New Latin; named after Sir Joseph Banks; see -ia
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British Dictionary definitions for banksia

banksia
/ (ˈbæŋksɪə) /

noun

any shrub or tree of the Australian genus Banksia, having long leathery evergreen leaves and dense cylindrical heads of flowers that are often red or yellowish: family ProteaceaeSee also honeysuckle (def. 3)
C19: New Latin, named after Sir Joseph Banks
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