Definition of banksia in English:

banksia

Line breaks: bank|sia
Pronunciation: /ˈbaŋksɪə
 
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noun

An evergreen Australian shrub which typically has narrow leathery leaves and spikes of bottlebrush-like flowers.
  • Genus Banksia, family Proteaceae
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  • The pavilions will house plants from temperate regions of the southern hemisphere such as passion flowers, camellias, banksias, tea trees and wattles.
  • Her last design, a tall stand, displayed large palm leaves and monstera leaves, with banksias, five red exotic lilies, stralitzias and bronze anthuriums.
  • The Bangalow palm, the waratah, the fire-wheel flower, the banksia and the Sturt desert pea are all captured in this way.

Origin

modern Latin, named after Sir Joseph Banks (see Banks, Sir Joseph).

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