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bank·si·a

 (băngk′sē-ə)
n.
Any of various evergreen shrubs or trees of the genus Banksia of Australia and New Guinea, having dense spikes of usually yellowish or reddish flowers and fruits in conelike clusters.

[After Sir Joseph Banks.]

banksia

(ˈbæŋksɪə)
n
(Plants) 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 honeysuckle3
[C19: New Latin, named after Sir Joseph Banks]

bank•si•a

(ˈbæŋk si ə)

n., pl. -si•as.
any Australian shrub or tree of the genus Banksia, of the protea family, having alternate leaves and dense cylindrical flower heads.
[< New Latin (1782), after Sir Joseph Banks]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.banksia - any shrub or tree of the genus Banksia having alternate leathery leaves apetalous yellow flowers often in showy heads and conelike fruit with winged seedsbanksia - any shrub or tree of the genus Banksia having alternate leathery leaves apetalous yellow flowers often in showy heads and conelike fruit with winged seeds
genus Banksia - important genus of Australian evergreen shrubs or trees with alternate leathery leaves and yellowish flowers
Australian honeysuckle, Banksia integrifolia, coast banksia, honeysuckle - shrubby tree with silky foliage and spikes of cylindrical yellow nectarous flowers
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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Last year, the Golden Gecko Award for environmental excellence was presented to Hanson Construction Materials, and Kings Park and Botanic Gardens for their restoration guide at Banksia Woodlands.
Understorey shrubs are often dense and dominated by Prickly Tea-tree Leptospermum continentale, Silver Banksia Banksia marginata, and Common Cassinia Cassinia aculeata.
Line a dried honeysuckle wreath frame with bunches of this glowing trio: silver banksia, red eucalyptus, and golden panicle hydrangea.
A 52-year-old woman has been charged by the Australian police for driving her car into a classroom full of students at the Banksia Road Public School in Sydney, killing two eight-year-old boys and injuring more than 20 others Monday.
According to the The Canberra Times, ambulance service officials said 16 of its vehicles were called to the "scene of carnage" at the Banksia Road Public School in Greenacre.
I only grow damascena and banksia roses and the latter need very little attention apart from removing any diseased or dead wood.
4) is grown as a spinach substitute in areas too hot for Spinacia oleracea and was eaten by Banks with stingray and tripe; Banksia serrata (Fig.
The seedpod of the coastal banksia, a tree native to eastern Australia, suggests an intricate sculpture, a grouping of clams, or disembodied mouths.
Layer the greens with South African wild flowers such as Protea or Banksia.
Max is vice president of Tamworth Hospital branch and works in the 25-bed Banksia mental health unit.
The situation was compounded by the memory of standing beyond the pit's boundary among Banksia woodland, a habitat that contributes to this biodiversity hotspot.
Over the next ten years, she produced a series of portraits set against the river and the Indian Ocean, and pursued an analysis of plant forms such as the zamia palm, xanthorrhoea, banksia, and the majestic melaleuca, to brilliant effect.