- 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
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bank•si•a (bangk′sē ə),USA pronunciation n.
- Plant Biologyany Australian shrub or tree of the genus Banksia, having alternate leaves and dense, cylindrical flower heads.
- Neo-Latin; named after Sir Joseph Banks; see -ia
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banksia /ˈbæŋksɪə/ n
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