A flowering banksia shrub.
banksia definition by Webster's New World
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any of a genus (Banksia) of Australian evergreen shrubs of the protea family, with showy, dense clusters of small flowers and spiny leaves
Origin: Modern Latin after Sir Joseph Banks: see Banks Island
banksia definition by American Heritage Dictionary
Any of various Australian evergreen shrubs or trees of the genus Banksia, having narrow, spiny or toothed leaves, showy, dense clusters of usually yellow flowers, and small fruits in conelike clusters.
Origin: After Sir Joseph Banks.