bottle-tree


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Noun1.bottle-tree - an Australian tree of the genus Brachychiton
Brachychiton, genus Brachychiton - Australian trees (usually with swollen trunks)
Brachychiton acerifolius, flame durrajong, Sterculia acerifolia, flame tree - south Australian tree having panicles of brilliant scarlet flowers
Brachychiton australis, broad-leaved bottletree, flame tree - north Australian tree having white flowers and broad leaves
Brachychiton populneus, currajong, kurrajong - widely distributed tree of eastern Australia yielding a tough durable fiber and soft light attractively grained wood; foliage is an important emergency food for cattle
Brachychiton rupestris, narrow-leaved bottletree, Queensland bottletree, Sterculia rupestris - large tree of Queensland having cream-colored flowers blotched with red inside; sometimes placed in genus Sterculia
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms