Candle nut


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the fruit of a euphorbiaceous shrub (Aleurites triloba), a native of some of the Pacific islands; - socalled because, when dry, it will burn with a bright flame, and is used by the natives as a candle. The oil has many uses.

See also: Candle

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If these high yields can be replicated across the country for staple crops like maize, it will free up land for more commercial ventures such as vanilla, soybean, peanuts and candle nut (for oil).
The Indians use cashews and almonds, while the people of Thailand make extensive use of candle nuts and Brazilian peanuts in their distinctive and aromatic style of cooking.