Also found in: Thesaurus, Medical, Encyclopedia, Wikipedia.
Any of several trees having milky juice used to make varnish.
(Plants) any of various trees, such as the lacquer tree, yielding substances used to make varnish or lacquer
any of various trees yielding sap that can be used for varnish, as Rhus verniciflua, of the cashew family.
Switch to new thesaurus
|Noun||1.||varnish tree - 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
|2.||varnish tree - small Asiatic tree yielding a toxic exudate from which lacquer is obtained|
Chinese lacquer tree, Japanese lacquer tree, Japanese sumac, Japanese varnish tree, lacquer tree, Rhus verniciflua, Toxicodendron vernicifluum
genus Toxicodendron, Toxicodendron - in some classifications: comprising those members of the genus Rhus having foliage that is poisonous to the touch; of North America and northern South America
poisonous plant - a plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism