Definition of Banksia

1. Noun. 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.

Group relationships: Genus Banksia
Specialized synonyms: Australian Honeysuckle, Banksia Integrifolia, Coast Banksia, Honeysuckle
Generic synonyms: Bush, Shrub



Definition of Banksia

1. Proper noun. A plant belonging to the genus ''Banksia''. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

Definition of Banksia

1. an Australian plant [n -S]

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Literary usage of Banksia

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1. Te Ika a Maui, Or, New Zealand and Its Inhabitants: Illustrating the Origin by Richard Taylor (1870)
"... more generally known as the banksia of Australia, with their strange parallel-veined leaves, the lines horizontally placed, are also deeply interesting, ..."

2. The Retrospect of Medicine by William Braithwaite (1851)
"That great and much-calumniated traveller calls it, in testimony of esteem for a friend, " banksia Abyssinica;" and I submit, with all deference, ..."

3. Annals of Botany by Carl Dietrich Eberhard König, John Sims (1806)
"Endeavour's River. Sir Joseph Banks. banksia integrifolia- Linn ... It seen« to me hardly to differ from 13. integrifolia. banksia glauca. ..."

4. A Narrative of a Visit to the Australian Colonies by James Backhouse (1843)
"banksia serratifolia.—Human Bones.—Scrub and Fern.—-Fossil Shells.—Table Cape.—Trees, &c.—Emu Bay.—Magnificent Forest.—Gigantic Trees.—Tree-ferns.—Plains. ..."

5. The Encyclopaedia Britannica: A Dictionary of Arts, Sciences, Literature and (1910)
"... The Law of Banking (2nd ed., 1908); H. Hart. The Law of Banking (2nd ed., 1906). QRP) banksia, an Australian genus of shrubs and trees (natural order ..."

6. On the Beauties, Harmonies, and Sublimities of Nature: With Occasional by Charles Bucke (1823)
"The orange-thorned nightshade, which is so beautiful in Madagascar, will never bloom near the Finmark primrose; nor will the various species of the banksia, ..."

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