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kurrajong

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noun kur·ra·jong \ˈkər-ə-ˌjȯŋ, ˈkə-rə-, -ˌjäŋ\

Definition of kurrajong

  1. :  any of several Australian trees or shrubs (family Sterculiaceae, especially genus Brachychiton); especially :  one (B. populneum) often planted as a shade tree or in windbreaks



Origin of kurrajong

Dharuk (Australian aboriginal language of the Port Jackson area) garajuŋ, literally, fishing line


First Known Use: 1823

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