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kur·ra·jong(kûr′ə-jông′, -jŏng′, kŭr′-)
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.]
(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]
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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|Noun||1.||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|