- 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
Examples from the Web for tallow tree
Historical Examples of tallow tree
Of equal value and more curious is the tallow-tree, which lights the whole of the empire.The War Tiger
Among the exotics we observed the Australian gum-tree and the Chinese tallow-tree, large and thrifty in both instances.Due West
Maturin Murray Ballou
Such is the case with the natural order Euphorbiaceæ, or spurge family, to which the tallow-tree of China belongs.
Here is the chandler's, gay with candles of the tallow-tree coated with colored wax.
The Chinese make their candles from the tallow obtained from the seeds and capsules of the tallow-tree.Popular Technology, Vol. I (of 2)