from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A tropical southeast Asian tree (Aleurites moluccana) bearing nutlike seeds that are used to make candles and yield a drying oil used in paints, varnishes, lacquer, and soft soap.
- n. The seed of this tree.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A flowering tree (Aleurites moluccana) of the family Euphorbiaceae, also known as candleberry, Indian walnut, Kemiri, varnish tree or Kukui nut tree.
- n. The seed of said tree, used as a candle
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the fruit of a euphorbiaceous shrub (Aleurites triloba), a native of some of the Pacific islands; -- socalled because, when dry, it will burn with a bright flame, and is used by the natives as a candle. The oil has many uses.
- n. The fruit of a euphorbiaceous tree or shrub (Aleurites moluccana), native of some of the Pacific islands. It is used by the natives as a candle, the nut kernels being strung together. The oil from the nut (candlenut oil or kekune oil) has many uses, including as a varnish.
- n. The tree itself (Aleurites moluccana).
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Same as candleberry, 1.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. seed of candlenut tree; source of soil used in varnishes
- n. large tree native to southeastern Asia; the nuts yield oil used in varnishes; nut kernels strung together are used locally as candles
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