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can·dle·nut

 (kăn′dl-nŭt′)
n.
1. A large tropical tree (Aleurites moluccana) of Southeast Asia and Oceania, cultivated for its nutlike seeds that can be used as candles and yield a drying oil used in paints, varnishes, lacquer, and soap.
2. The seed of this tree. In both senses also called candleberry, kukui.

candlenut

(ˈkændəlˌnʌt)
n
1. (Plants) a euphorbiaceous tree, Aleurites mollucana, of tropical Asia and Polynesia
2. (Plants) the nut of this tree, which yields an oil used in paints and varnishes. In their native regions the nuts are strung together and burned as candles

can•dle•nut

(ˈkæn dlˌnʌt)

n.
1. the oily fruit or nut of a SE Asian tree, Aleurites moluccana, of the spurge family, the kernels of which when strung together are used locally as candles.
2. the tree itself.
[1850–55]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.candlenut - large tree native to southeastern Asiacandlenut - large tree native to southeastern Asia; the nuts yield oil used in varnishes; nut kernels strung together are used locally as candles
candlenut - seed of candlenut tree; source of soil used in varnishes
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
2.candlenut - seed of candlenut tree; source of soil used in varnishes
oil-rich seed, oilseed - any of several seeds that yield oil
Aleurites moluccana, candlenut, varnish tree - large tree native to southeastern Asia; the nuts yield oil used in varnishes; nut kernels strung together are used locally as candles
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Larry Frye, writing in the Fine Hardwoods Selectorama, listed an alternate name for the tree as East Indian walnut, probably due to its close resemblance to European walnut.
East Indian laurel, East Indian walnut, taukkyan, sadar, sain, marda, matti, asna, cay, hatna, neang, multi
I became convinced that I was on to a good thing when I had the Keju Percik (paneer satay drizzled with the flavourful percik sauce, a Kelantanese speciality made with candlenuts or Indian walnuts, garlic, dried chillies and red chillies) and the Masak Lemak Labu (braised pumpkin in chilli turmeric broth).

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