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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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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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|Noun||1.||tung tree - Chinese tree bearing seeds that yield tung oil|
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