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