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

Examples of tung oil in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Finish with a wipe-on coat of tung oil to the legs and slats. Ricard Romanski, Popular Mechanics, 8 Feb. 2020

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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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The first known use of tung oil was in 1881

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“Tung oil.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tung%20oil. Accessed 24 Jun. 2021.

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