kurrajong

[kur-uh-jong]

noun

an Australian bottle tree, Brachychiton populneus, having showy yellowish-white, bell-shaped flowers, grown as an ornamental.

Nearby words

  1. kuropatkin,
  2. kurosawa,
  3. kurosawa, akira,
  4. kuroshio,
  5. kuroshio current,
  6. kursaal,
  7. kursk,
  8. kurt,
  9. kurta,
  10. kurtosis


Origin of kurrajong

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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British Dictionary definitions for kurrajong

kurrajong

currajong

noun

any of various Australian trees or shrubs, esp Brachychiton populneum, a sterculiaceous tree that yields a tough durable fibre

Word Origin for kurrajong

C19: from a native Australian language

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