A flowering banksia shrub.
any of a genus (Banksia) of Australian evergreen shrubs of the protea family, with showy, dense clusters of small flowers and spiny leaves
Origin of banksiaModern Latin after Sir Joseph Banks: see Banks Island
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.
Origin of banksiaAfter Sir Joseph Banks.
- A plant belonging to the genus Banksia.
From the genus name Banksia.