tung tree


: any of several trees (genus Aleurites) of the spurge family whose seeds yield tung oil
especially : an Asian tree (A. fordii) widely grown in warm regions

Word History


Chinese (Beijing) tóng

First Known Use

1889, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of tung tree was in 1889

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“Tung tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tung%20tree. Accessed 23 Mar. 2023.

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