any of several trees belonging to the genus Aleurites, of the spurge family, especially A. fordii, of China, bearing seeds that yield tung oil.
Words nearby tung tree
Origin of tung tree
First recorded in 1890–95; see origin at tung oil
Also called tung-oil tree.
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