Brachychiton

noun
Brachy·​chi·​ton | \ ˌbrakə̇ˈkītᵊn, -akēˈ- \

Definition of Brachychiton

: a genus of Australian trees (family Sterculiaceae) that are grown in warm regions for ornament and have flowers with numerous stamens and woody fruits — see bottle tree

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History and Etymology for Brachychiton

New Latin, from brachy- + Greek chitōn covering, case, tunic

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“Brachychiton.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Brachychiton. Accessed 14 Jun. 2021.

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