tung tree

noun
Chinese tree bearing seeds that yield tung oil
Syn: ↑tung, ↑tung-oil tree, ↑Aleurites fordii
Hypernyms: ↑angiospermous tree, ↑flowering tree
Member Holonyms: ↑Aleurites, ↑genus Aleurites

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\\ˈtəŋ-\ noun also tung (-s)
Etymology: Chinese (Pekingese) t'ung2
: any of several plants of the genus Aleurites; especially : a Chinese tree (A. fordii) grown for its seeds which yield tung oil

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any of several trees belonging to the genus Aleurites, of the spurge family, esp. A. fordii, of China, bearing seeds that yield tung oil. Also called tung-oil tree.
[1890-95; see TUNG OIL]

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tung tree,
a tree of the spurge family, native to China and cultivated in other areas, from which tung oil is obtained.

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • tung tree — tung′ tree n. pln any of several trees belonging to the genus Aleurites, of the spurge family, esp. A. fordii, of China, bearing seeds that yield tung oil • Etymology: 1890–95; see tung oil …   From formal English to slang

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  • tung tree — noun Etymology: Chinese (Beijing) tóng Date: 1889 any of several trees (genus Aleurites) of the spurge family whose seeds yield tung oil; especially an Asian tree (A. fordii) widely grown in warm regions …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • tung tree — noun Any of several East Asian trees, of the genus Aleurites, cultivated for their seeds which are a source of tung oil …   Wiktionary

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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 — can refer to:* Tongue * Tung tree, a deciduous tree native to China. * Tung oil, a furniture finish made from the seeds of the tung tree. *Tung, a Cantonese Romanization of Chinese family names 董, commonly use in Hong Kong. * Tung group, a triad… …   Wikipedia

  • 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


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