Brachychiton

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

Definition of Brachychiton

  1. :  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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Origin and Etymology of brachychiton

New Latin, from brachy- + Greek chitōn covering, case, tunic — more at chiton


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