tung oil


tung oil
noun
a yellow oil obtained from the seeds of the tung tree
Syn: ↑Chinese wood oil
Hypernyms: ↑oil

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noun
Etymology: part translation of Chinese (Pekingese) yu2-t'ung2 tung tree oil, from yu2 oil + t'ung2 tung tree
1. : a pale yellow pungent drying oil obtained chiefly from the seeds of the tung tree and composed of glycerides especially of eleostearic acid and other unsaturated acids, that polymerizes to a hard gel on long standing or on heating, and that is used chiefly in quick-drying varnishes and paints and as a waterproofing agent — called also China wood oil, wood oil

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/tung/
a yellow drying oil derived from the seeds of a tung tree, Aleurites fordii, used in varnishes, linoleum, etc.
[1880-85; tung < Chin tóng tung tree]

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tung oil /tung oil/
noun
Wood oil obtained from seeds of the tung tree or Chinese varnish tree (Aleurites fordii or other species)
ORIGIN: Chin tóng

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tung oil,
a poisonous oil obtained from the seeds of the tung tree and related trees of the spurge family; chinawood oil; Japanese wood oil. It is much used in varnishes for its drying quality.
[< Chinese (Pekingese or Cantonese) t'ung-yu tung oil]

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n. an oil used as a drying agent in inks, paints, and varnishes. This oil is obtained from the seeds of trees of the genus Aleurites, family Euphorbiaceae
Origin:
late 19th cent.: tung, from Chinese

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • tung oil — /tung/ a yellow drying oil derived from the seeds of a tung tree, Aleurites fordii, used in varnishes, linoleum, etc. [1880 85; tung < Chin tóng tung tree] * * * also called  wood oil , or  china wood oil        pale yellow, pungent drying oil… …   Universalium

  • tung oil — tung′ oil [[t]tʌŋ[/t]] n. a yellow drying oil derived from the seeds of a tung tree, Aleurites fordii, used in varnishes, linoleum, etc • Etymology: 1880–85; tung < Chin tóng tung tree …   From formal English to slang

  • tung oil — [tuŋ] n. [Mandarin t ung yu < t ung, name of the tree + yu, oil] a fast drying oil derived from the seeds of the tung tree, used in place of linseed oil in paints, varnishes, etc. for a more water resistant finish …   English World dictionary

  • Tung oil — Major fatty acid composition of tung oil[1] Palmitic acid 5.5% Oleic acid 4.0% Linoleic acid 8.5% alpha Eleostearic acid 82.0% Tung oil or China wood oil is a drying oil obtained by pressing the seed from the nut of the …   Wikipedia

  • tung-oil — /ˈtʌŋ ɔɪl/ (say tung oyl) noun a drying oil, a valuable ingredient of varnishes, obtained from the seeds of a tree, Aleurites fordii. {half adoption, half translation of Chinese tóngyóu tung oil (yóu oil) …   Australian English dictionary

  • tung oil — tungo aliejus statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Aliejus, spaudžiamas iš tungamedžio (Aleurites) sėklų. atitikmenys: angl. China wood oil; Chinese oil; tung oil rus. древесное масло; тунговое масло …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • tung oil — noun Etymology: part translation of Chinese (Beijing) tóngyóu Date: 1881 a pale yellow pungent drying oil obtained from the seeds of tung trees and used chiefly in quick drying varnishes and paints and as a waterproofing agent …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tung oil — noun An oil extracted from the seeds of the tung tree and used in varnishes and paints etc …   Wiktionary

  • tung oil — noun an oil obtained from the seeds of a SE Asian tree (genus Aleurites), used as a drying agent in inks, paints, and varnishes. Origin C19: from Chin …   English new terms dictionary

  • Tung oil — Тунговое масло …   Краткий толковый словарь по полиграфии


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