banksia

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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


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