bottle tree


noun

any of several trees of the genus Brachychiton, native to Australia, characterized by a bottle-shaped swelling of the trunk, as B. rupestris(narrow-leaved bottle tree ) or B. australis(broad-leaved bottle tree ).

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Origin of bottle tree

First recorded in 1840–50
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British Dictionary definitions for bottle tree

bottle tree

noun

any of several Australian sterculiaceous trees of the genus Sterculia (or Brachychiton) that have a bottle-shaped swollen trunk
another name for baobab
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