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tung tree

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noun
  1. any of several trees belonging to the genus Aleurites, of the spurge family, especially A. fordii, of China, bearing seeds that yield tung oil.
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Origin of tung tree

First recorded in 1890–95; see origin at tung oil
Also called tung-oil tree.
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