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broad-leaved bottle tree

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bottle tree

noun
1.
any of several trees of the genus Brachychiton, native to Australia, characterized by a bottle-shaped swelling of the trunk, as B. rupestris (narrow-leaved bottle tree) or B. australis (broad-leaved bottle tree)
Origin
1840-1850
1840-50
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British Dictionary definitions for broad-leaved bottle tree

bottle tree

noun
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
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bottle tree

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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