|1.||any of several Australian sterculiaceous trees of the genus Sterculia (or Brachychiton) that have a bottle-shaped swollen trunk|
|2.||another name for baobab|
any of various trees of the genus Brachychiton, in the hibiscus, or mallow, family (Malvaceae), with some 30 species, nearly all native to Australia. They grow to a height of 18 metres (60 feet). They are cultivated in other warm regions as ornamentals. The name refers to the peculiar shape of the trunk
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