Share this entry

Share this page

kurrajong

Syllabification: kur·ra·jong
Pronunciation: /ˈkərəˌjôNG, -ˌjäNG
 
/
(also currajong)

Definition of kurrajong in English:

noun

An Australian plant that produces useful tough fiber.
Example sentences
  • In addition, those strange looking boab trees, tall livistona palms, beautiful water lilies, colourful kapok bushes and kurrajong trees are all special sights across this unique landscape.
  • The house is protected by a tree lined driveway which features Himalayan cedars, Chinese elms, white cedars, peppercorns, kurrajongs, jacarandas, bunyah trees and an abundance of olives.
  • Tall desert oaks grow in the swales between the dunes, and stately desert kurrajongs dot the rolling hills between the ranges.

Origin

early 19th century: from Dharuk garrajung 'fiber fishing line'.

Definition of kurrajong in:

Share this entry

Share this page

 

What do you find interesting about this word or phrase?

Comments that don't adhere to our Community Guidelines may be moderated or removed.

Get more from Oxford Dictionaries

Subscribe to remove adverts and access premium resources

Word of the day snarf
Pronunciation: snɑːf
verb
eat or drink quickly or greedily