tung treetung tree
a subtropical tree (Aleurites fordii) of the spurge family, whose seeds yield tung oil
Any of several widely cultivated eastern Asian trees of the genus Vernicia (syn. Aleurites), especially V. fordii and V. montana, whose seeds yield a commercially valuable drying oil.
Origin of tung treeMandarin tóng, from Middle Chinese t&hhook;&schwa;ŋ.
(plural tung trees)
- Any of several East Asian trees, of the genus Aleurites, cultivated for their seeds which are a source of tung oil.