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kur·ra·jong

 (kûr′ə-jông′, -jŏng′, kŭr′-)
n.
Any of several Australian trees of the genus Brachychiton, especially B. populneus, having yellowish or reddish flowers and woody seed pods, and often planted as an ornamental.

[Dharuk garrajuŋ, fishing line made from the bark of the tree.]
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kurrajong

(ˈkʌrəˌdʒɒŋ) or

currajong

n
(Plants) 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]
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kur•ra•jong

(ˈkɜr əˌdʒɒŋ)

n.
an Australian bottle tree, Brachychiton populneus, having showy yellowish-white, bell-shaped flowers, grown as an ornamental.
[1815–25; < Dharuk ga-ra-jun a fishing line, made from the bark of such trees]
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Noun1.kurrajong - widely distributed tree of eastern Australia yielding a tough durable fiber and soft light attractively grained woodkurrajong - 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
bottle tree, bottle-tree - an Australian tree of the genus Brachychiton
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The prospect area sits on the east side of a significant fold, likely the eastern limb of the regionally significant Kurrajong Anticline and early stage interpretation of project scale geological mapping and existing magnetic survey data indicate complex faulting and folding sequences at Shepherds Bush (Figures 6, 7 and 8).
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Kingston Kurrajong, another course-and-distance scorer, is sure to have plenty of supporters as he escapes a penalty for last Wednesday's win in a Kempton apprentice handicap - ironically, under Watson.
But Music Major could not quite pick up when push came to shove and ended up finishing fourth behind Kingston Kurrajong.
Kingston Kurrajong was harried into the lead as the field rounded the first bend, but his hopes petered out at the top of the home straight.
The main totem of the Antarrengeny estate is apeng (desert kurrajong, Brachychiton gregorii).
Further north, the country was populated with "tall, thick mulgas, gidgies and the beautiful bright green kurrajong trees that stood out against the grey-green colours of the other vegetation" (Garimara 106).
Joshua opened it in front of his class to reveal the balloon tag and a letter from a little girl called Millie who had found the balloon in East Kurrajong, about 50 miles from Sydney."
In May 2004 Nola established and self funded Kurrajong Aboriginal Products, a company that was committed to designing and producing Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander products for the Early Years sector in Australia.
Late 19tb century historical accounts mention contact between groups living on both sides of the Blue Mountains, particularly between people at Belmont (Kurrajong) in the east and the Capertee Valley and Pipers Flat in the west (Brook 1999:27, 59-60).