broad-leaved bottle tree

bottle tree

noun
  1. 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
  1. any of several Australian sterculiaceous trees of the genus Sterculia (or Brachychiton) that have a bottle-shaped swollen trunk
  2. another name for baobab
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