tung oil

noun

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

First Known Use of tung oil

1881, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tung oil

partial translation of Chin (Beijing) tóngyóu

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