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What is a tung-oil tree?
Tung oil is a drying oil, which is a kind of oil that hardens when exposed to air and forms a tough, elastic layer on the surface that it’s applied to.
These qualities are why drying oils like tung oil are used as a base for some paints and varnishes, such as those used in woodworking. Tung oil can be applied to wood to give it a water-resistant finish.
The tung-oil tree is native to China and tung oil is sometimes sold or labeled as Chinese wood oil.
The name tung tree is used to refer to several species of the genus Aleurites (part of the spurge family), especially Aleurites fordii or Vernicia fordii.
Example: The tung-oil tree is known for being the source of tung oil, but it’s also very beautiful, especially when its flowers bloom.
Where does tung-oil tree come from?
The term tung oil comes from a partial translation of the Chinese yu t’ung, in which yu means “oil” and t’ung means “tung tree.”
Tung oil is preferred as a finishing oil by some woodworkers for a variety of reasons, especially for being water-resistant and creating a glossy finish.
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How is tung-oil tree used in real life?
The tung-oil tree is known for being the source of the oil for which it is named. Tung oil is used by woodworkers.
An impressive Tung-oil tree is blooming in Point Clear. pic.twitter.com/NaTxmdcZPv
— The Fairhope Times (@Fairhope_Times) March 15, 2018
Blooming tung-oil tree (Vernicia (Aleurites) fordii). Imported to the US from China ca. 1905 for making oil used in varnish, paint, fuel, etc, by 1927 there were ~400 plantations in the South (Brown & Keeler 2005), but freezes & hurricanes in the 50s & 60s all but destroyed them. pic.twitter.com/DTTtmE1AI3
— James Green (@J_Green_505) July 3, 2018
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The tung-oil tree is native to North America.
How to use tung-oil tree in a sentence
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In pursuing his alchemical researches, he discovered Prussian blue, and the animal oil which bears his name.The Every Day Book of History and Chronology|Joel Munsell
This tiny person spent little or none of his time in the tree-tops, but chose to stay near the ground.The Tale of Grandfather Mole|Arthur Scott Bailey
Each tiny tree was a plume of leaves; the rows stretched out to the hilltop, and over.The Bondboy|George W. (George Washington) Ogden
Wide and straight, well made and tree-lined throughout, it supplied the two great arteries of Indian life.The Red Year|Louis Tracy
I saw every crook in the fence, every rut in the road, every bush and tree long before we came to it.The Soldier of the Valley|Nelson Lloyd