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banksia

[bangk-see-uh] /ˈbæŋk si ə/
noun
1.
any Australian shrub or tree of the genus Banksia, having alternate leaves and dense, cylindrical flower heads.
Origin of banksia
1782
1782; < New Latin; named after Sir Joseph Banks; see -ia
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banksia

/ˈbæŋksɪə/
noun
1.
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 Proteaceae See also honeysuckle (sense 3)
Word Origin
C19: New Latin, named after Sir Joseph Banks
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