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tallow tree

noun
1.
a small tree, Sapium sebiferum, of the spurge family, cultivated in China and the tropics, having popcorn-shaped seeds with a waxy coating that is used for soap, candles, and oil.
Origin of tallow tree
1695-1705
First recorded in 1695-1705
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