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kurrajong

[kur-uh-jong] /ˈkɜr əˌdʒɒŋ/
noun
1.
an Australian bottle tree, Brachychiton populneus, having showy yellowish-white, bell-shaped flowers, grown as an ornamental.
Origin of kurrajong
1815-1825
First recorded in 1815-25, kurrajong is from the Dharuk word 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

/ˈkʌrəˌdʒɒŋ/
noun
1.
any of various Australian trees or shrubs, esp Brachychiton populneum, a sterculiaceous tree that yields a tough durable fibre
Word Origin
C19: from a native Australian language
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