Al·​eu·​ri·​tes | \ ˌal-yə-ˈrī-(ˌ)tēz \

Definition of Aleurites

: a genus of Asian trees (family Euphorbiaceae) having a milky juice, small white flowers, and rich oily seeds in drupes — see candlenut

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First Known Use of Aleurites

1800, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Aleurites

New Latin, from Greek aleuritēs of flour, from aleuron flour + -itēs -ite

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“Aleurites.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 8 Mar. 2021.

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