Banksia meaning

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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.
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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.
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A plant belonging to the genus Banksia.
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A taxonomic genus within the family Proteaceae — the banksias, with characteristic flower spikes and fruiting cones and heads, native to Australia.
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Origin of banksia

  • After Sir Joseph Banks

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From English Banks (“a surname”) +‎ -ia.Named after the English botanist Sir Joseph Banks, who collected the first specimens of the genus on his 1770 voyage to Australia with Captain James Cook. First published in 1782 by Carolus Linnaeus the Younger. Earlier, in 1775, Forster & Forster had proposed the name Banksia for the genus now called Pimelia, but Linnaeus' use was accepted.

    From Wiktionary

  • From the genus name Banksia.

    From Wiktionary