any of several Australian trees and shrubs; esp., a bottletree (Brachychiton populneum) yielding fibers used for weaving nets, mats, etc.
Origin of kurrajongfrom native name in Australia
Any of several Australian trees of the genus Brachychiton, especially B. populneus, having yellowish or reddish flowers and woody seed pods, and often planted as an ornamental.
Origin of kurrajongDharuk garraju&njlig; fishing line made from the bark of the tree
- (Australia) Any of a number of species of tree or shrub in the genus Brachychiton.
- (Australia) A peanut tree, Sterculia quadrifida, native to eastern coastal Australia; a red- or orange-fruited kurrajong.
From Dharug garrajung (“fishing line”), from the use made of the bark.