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tung tree

Any of several widely cultivated eastern Asian trees of the genus Vernicia (syn. Aleurites), especially V. fordii and V. montana, whose seeds yield a commercially valuable drying oil.

[Mandarin tóng, from Middle Chinese tɦəŋ.]
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tung′ tree`

any of several trees belonging to the genus Aleurites, of the spurge family, esp. A. fordii, of China, bearing seeds that yield tung oil.
[1890–95; see tung oil]
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Noun1.tung tree - Chinese tree bearing seeds that yield tung oiltung tree - Chinese tree bearing seeds that yield tung oil
angiospermous tree, flowering tree - any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
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Compared with other plants in Hevea, its SSR's rate of occurrence was higher than that of castor (27.94%) [26] and cassava (11.02%) [25]; and the distance of distribution was higher than that of castor (2.81 kb) [21] and cassava (6.02 kb) [26], but lower than that of Vernicia fordii (2.25 kb) [29].