Definition of bottle tree in English:

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bottle tree

noun

Either of two Australian trees with swollen water-containing trunks.
  • The Australian baobab of the Kimberley region (Adansonia gregorii, family Bombacaceae). A relative of the flame tree occurring in Queensland (Brachychiton rupestre, family Sterculiaceae).
Example sentences
  • Not wanting to be seen, she ducked behind a bottle tree, peering suspiciously into the car.
  • 85 years ago, the people of Roma planted a series of bottle trees, each one marking a local soldier who had died during World War One.

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Syllabification: bot·tle tree

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