from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. Any of certain Australian trees of the genus Brachychiton, having a swollen, sometimes bottle-shaped trunk and cultivated in warm regions as an ornamental.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. an Australian tree (Sterculia rupestris), with a bottle-shaped, or greatly swollen, trunk.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. An Australian tree, Sterculia rupestris, so called from the shape of its trunk, which resembles a soda - water bottle.
  • n. Any tree with a swollen trunk.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. an Australian tree of the genus Brachychiton
  • n. an Australian tree of the genus Brachychiton


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