candlenut

noun
can·​dle·​nut | \ ˈkan-dᵊl-ˌnət How to pronounce candlenut (audio) \

Definition of candlenut

: the oily seed of a tropical tree (Aleurites moluccana) of the spurge family used locally to make candles and commercially as a source of oil also : this tree

First Known Use of candlenut

circa 1836, in the meaning defined above

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