kur·​ra·​jong ˈkər-ə-ˌjȯŋ How to pronounce kurrajong (audio)
: 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

Examples of kurrajong in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web His preferred wood is from the kurrajong tree, which grows on his farm in the state of New South Wales. Mike Cherney, WSJ, 5 July 2017

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Word History


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

First Known Use

1823, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of kurrajong was in 1823

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Cite this Entry

“Kurrajong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kurrajong. Accessed 25 Sep. 2023.

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