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Related to banksias: Banksia integrifolia
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.]
(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]
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|Noun||1.||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 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