kurrajong

kurrajong

[kur-uh-jong]
noun
an Australian bottle tree, Brachychiton populneus, having showy yellowish-white, bell-shaped flowers, grown as an ornamental.


Origin:
1815–25; < Dharuk ga-ra-jun a fishing line, made from the bark of such trees, and perhaps misinterpreted as the name of the tree

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kurrajong or currajong (ˈkʌrəˌdʒɒŋ)
 
n
any of various Australian trees or shrubs, esp Brachychiton populneum, a sterculiaceous tree that yields a tough durable fibre
 
[C19: from a native Australian language]
 
currajong or currajong
 
n
 
[C19: from a native Australian language]

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