broad-leaved bottle tree


noun

See under bottle tree.

Nearby words

  1. broad-based,
  2. broad-brush,
  3. broad-gauge,
  4. broad-jump,
  5. broad-leaved,
  6. broad-leaved maple,
  7. broad-minded,
  8. broad-spectrum,
  9. broad-winged hawk,
  10. broadax

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).

Origin of bottle tree

First recorded in 1840–50

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British Dictionary definitions for broad-leaved 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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