Tung-tree meaning

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.
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A subtropical tree (Aleurites fordii) of the spurge family, whose seeds yield tung oil.
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Any of several East Asian trees, of the genus Aleurites, cultivated for their seeds which are a source of tung oil.
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Origin of tung-tree

  • Mandarin tóng from Middle Chinese tfiəŋ
    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition