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Candlenut

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Noun

1. aleurites moluccana, candlenut, varnish tree

large tree native to southeastern Asia; the nuts yield oil used in varnishes; nut kernels strung together are used locally as candles

2. candlenut

seed of candlenut tree; source of soil used in varnishes

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Candlenut

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noun
1. 
a euphorbiaceous tree, Aleurites mollucana, of tropical Asia and Polynesia
2. 
the nut of this tree, which yields an oil used in paints and varnishes. In their native regions the nuts are strung together and burned as candles

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Candlenut

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noun
1. 
the fruit of a tree (Aleurites moluccana) of the spurge family, growing in the Pacific Islands: the fruit is burned as a candle by indigenous peoples and processed commercially for its oil
2. 
the tree

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Candlenut

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n.
1. A large tropical tree (Aleurites moluccana) of Southeast Asia and Oceania, cultivated for its nutlike seeds that can be used as candles and yield a drying oil used in paints, varnishes, lacquer, and soap.
2. The seed of this tree. In both senses also called candleberry, kukui.

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