Definition of tung oil
: a pale yellow pungent drying oil obtained from the seeds of tung trees and used chiefly in quick-drying varnishes and paints and as a waterproofing agent
Origin of tung oil
part translation of Chinese (Beijing) tóngyóu
First Known Use: 1881
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