tung oil

[ tuhng ]
/ tʌŋ /

noun

a yellow drying oil derived from the seeds of a tung tree, Aleurites fordii, used in varnishes, linoleum, etc.

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Origin of tung oil

1880–85; tung<Chinese tóng tung tree
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British Dictionary definitions for tung oil

tung oil
/ (tʌŋ) /

noun

a fast-drying oil obtained from the seeds of a central Asian euphorbiaceous tree, Aleurites fordii, used in paints, varnishes, etc, as a drying agent and to give a water-resistant finishAlso called: Chinese wood oil

Word Origin for tung oil

partial translation of Chinese yu t'ung tung tree oil, from yu oil + t'ung tung tree
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