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any of several trees of the genus Brachychiton, native to Australia, characterized by a bottle-shaped swelling of the trunk, as B. rupestris (narrow-leaved bottle tree) or B. australis (broad-leaved bottle tree)
Historical Examples

Under the Southern Cross Maturin M. Ballou
The Australian Explorers George Grimm
Foot-prints of Travel Maturin M. Ballou
Journal of an Overland Expedition in Australia Ludwig Leichhardt

any of several Australian sterculiaceous trees of the genus Sterculia (or Brachychiton) that have a bottle-shaped swollen trunk
another name for baobab


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