kur·​ra·​jong | \ ˈkər-ə-ˌjȯŋ How to pronounce kurrajong (audio) , ˈkə-rə-, -ˌjäŋ \

Definition of kurrajong

: 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

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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, "Here’s a Real Nut Job: Getting Stubborn Macadamias Out of Trees," 5 July 2017

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First Known Use of kurrajong

1823, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for kurrajong

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

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“Kurrajong.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/kurrajong. Accessed 4 Mar. 2021.

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