- Also called candleberry.
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How to use candlenut in a sentence
One or two candlenut torches dimly illumined the figures of the squatting women who remained.
The blue of the candlenut-ink, in bizzare designs upon body and legs, had turned a scaly greenish hue from age and kava excesses.
candlenut-bark gave a rich chocolate hue; scarlet was obtained from the mati-berries mixed with the leaves of the tou.
At first, the way is through a perfect forest of breadfruit, candlenut, and palm trees.Our Little Hawaiian Cousin | Mary Hazelton Wade
The ama, the candlenut-tree, shed its oily nuts on the earth.
British Dictionary definitions for candlenut
a euphorbiaceous tree, Aleurites mollucana, of tropical Asia and Polynesia
the nut of this tree, which yields an oil used in paints and varnishes. In their native regions the nuts are strung together and burned as candles
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