Quantcast
Merriam-Webster Logo
  • Dictionary
  • Thesaurus
  • Scrabble
  • Spanish Central
  • Learner's Dictionary

banksia

play
noun bank·sia \ˈbaŋ(k)-sē-ə\

Definition of banksia

  1. :  any of a genus (Banksia) of Australian evergreen trees or shrubs of the protea family with alternate leathery leaves and flowers in dense cylindrical heads



Origin and Etymology of banksia

New Latin, genus name, from Sir Joseph Banks


First Known Use: 1783


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up banksia? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

WORD OF THE DAY

different from the usual or normal

Get Word of the Day daily email!