tung tree

noun

Definition of 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

First Known Use of tung tree

1889, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for tung tree

Chinese (Beijing) tóng

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“Tung tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/tung%20tree. Accessed 28 Nov. 2020.

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