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.
Any of several Australian trees and shrubs; esp., a bottletree (Brachychiton populneum) yielding fibers used for weaving nets, mats, etc.
(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.
Other Word Forms
Origin of kurrajong
- Dharuk garrajuŋ fishing line made from the bark of the tree
From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition
- From Dharug garrajung (“fishing line”), from the use made of the bark.