Definition of kurrajong in English:

kurrajong

Line breaks: kurra|jong
Pronunciation: /ˈkʌrədʒɒŋ
 
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(also currajong)

noun

An Australian plant which produces useful tough fibre.
  • Several species, in particular a small tree with shiny pointed leaves and boat-shaped leathery seed cases (Brachychiton populneus, family Sterculiaceae)
More 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 'fibre fishing line'.

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