[ kur-uh-jong ]
/ ˈkɜr əˌdʒɒŋ /
an Australian bottle tree, Brachychiton populneus, having showy yellowish-white, bell-shaped flowers, grown as an ornamental.
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Also cur·ra·jong; koo·ra·jong [koor-uh-jong], /ˈkʊər əˌdʒɒŋ/, cur·ri·jong [kuhr-i-jong]. /ˈkʌr ɪˌdʒɒŋ/.
Origin of kurrajong
First recorded in 1820–25; <Dharuk ga-ra-jun “fishing line,” made from the bark of such trees, and perhaps misinterpreted as the name of the tree
Words nearby kurrajong
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British Dictionary definitions for kurrajong
/ (ˈkʌrəˌdʒɒŋ) /
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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