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Banks

[bangks] /bæŋks/
noun
1.
Sir Joseph, 1734–1820, English naturalist.
2.
Nathaniel Prentiss
[pren-tis] /ˈprɛn tɪs/ (Show IPA),
1816–94, U.S. army officer and politician: Speaker of the House 1856–57.
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Banks

/bæŋks/
noun
1.
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)
2.
Sir Joseph. 1743–1820, British botanist and explorer: circumnavigated the world with James Cook (1768–71)
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Banks
  (bāngks)   
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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