Definition of kurrajong in English:

kurrajong

(also currajong)

Pronunciation /ˈkərəjôNG/ /ˈkərədʒɔŋ/

See synonyms for kurrajong

noun

  • An Australian plant which produces useful tough fiber.

    Several species, in particular a small tree with shiny pointed leaves and boat-shaped leathery seed cases (Brachychiton populneus, family Sterculiaceae)

    ‘In addition, those strange looking boab trees, tall livistona palms, beautiful water lilies, colourful kapok bushes and kurrajong trees are all special sights across this unique landscape.’
    • ‘The house is protected by a tree lined driveway which features Himalayan cedars, Chinese elms, white cedars, peppercorns, kurrajongs, jacarandas, bunyah trees and an abundance of olives.’
    • ‘Tall desert oaks grow in the swales between the dunes, and stately desert kurrajongs dot the rolling hills between the ranges.’
    • ‘Looking east there are kurrajongs on either side of Bromley Street, planted as a memorial to the war dead.’
    • ‘With this in mind, he painstakingly replanted currajongs taken from the bush to shade his driveway.’

Origin

Early 19th century from Dharuk garrajung ‘fiber fishing line’.