Candlenut meaning

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A large tropical tree (Aleurites moluccana) of Southeast Asia and Oceania, cultivated for its nutlike seeds that can be used as candles and yield a drying oil used in paints, varnishes, lacquer, and soap.
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The seed of this tree.
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The fruit of a tree (Aleurites moluccana) of the spurge family, growing in the Pacific Islands: the fruit is burned as a candle by indigenous peoples and processed commercially for its oil.
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This tree.
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A flowering tree (Aleurites moluccana) of the family Euphorbiaceae, also known as candleberry, Indian walnut, Kemiri, varnish tree or Kukui nut tree.
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The seed of this tree, used as a candle.
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