banksia

UK:*UK and possibly other pronunciationsUK and possibly other pronunciations/ˈbæŋksɪə/US:USA pronunciation: respellingUSA pronunciation: respelling(bangksē ə)


WordReference Random House Unabridged Dictionary of American English © 2020
bank•si•a  (bangksē ə),USA pronunciation n. 
  1. 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
  • 1782

Collins Concise English Dictionary © HarperCollins Publishers::
banksia /ˈbæŋksɪə/ n
  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
Etymology: 19th Century: New Latin, named after Sir Joseph Banks
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