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- Banks, Sir Joseph 1743-1820. British botanist noted for his circumnavigation of the globe (1768-1771) with James Cook, during which he discovered and cataloged many species of plant and animal life.
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- proper n. A surname.
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- n. English botanist who accompanied Captain Cook on his first voyage to the Pacific Ocean (1743-1820)
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