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varnish tree

n.
Any of several trees having milky juice used to make varnish.

varnish tree

n
(Plants) any of various trees, such as the lacquer tree, yielding substances used to make varnish or lacquer

var′nish tree`


n.
any of various trees yielding sap that can be used for varnish, as Rhus verniciflua, of the cashew family.
[1750–60]
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Noun1.varnish tree - large tree native to southeastern Asiavarnish 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
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
2.varnish tree - small Asiatic tree yielding a toxic exudate from which lacquer is obtainedvarnish tree - small Asiatic tree yielding a toxic exudate from which lacquer is obtained
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