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A yellow or brownish oil extracted from the seeds of a tung tree and used as a drying agent in varnishes and paints and for waterproofing.
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(Elements & Compounds) a fast-drying oil obtained from the seeds of a central Asian euphorbiaceous tree, Aleurites fordii, used in paints, varnishes, etc, as a drying agent and to give a water-resistant finish. Also called: Chinese wood oil
[partial translation of Chinese yu t'ung tung tree oil, from yu oil + t'ung tung tree]
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a yellow drying oil derived from the seeds of a tung tree, Aleurites fordii, used in varnishes, linoleum, etc.
[1880–85; tung < Chinese tóng tung tree]
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