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tung tree

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1.
any of several trees belonging to the genus Aleurites, of the spurge family, especially A. fordii, of China, bearing seeds that yield tung oil.
Also called tung-oil tree.
Origin of tung tree
1890-1895
1890-95; see tung oil
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