from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. One of the trees which yield a substance known as vegetable tallow; particularly, Sapium (Stillingia) sebiferum, a native of China, introduced and naturalized in India, the West Indies, and to some extent in the southern United States.
- n. Same as tallowwood.
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Among the exotics we observed the Australian gum-tree and the Chinese tallow-tree, large and thrifty in both instances.
Such is the case with the natural order _Euphorbiaceæ_, or spurge family, to which the tallow-tree of
For our information respecting the uses of the tallow-tree, we express our chief obligations to a paper by Dr D.J. Macgowan, published in the J.urnal of the
The tallow-tree of China is the _Stillingia sebifera_ of botanists; a plant originally indigenous to China, where it occurs in wet situations, but which is now somewhat common in various parts of India and America, chiefly as an ornamental tree.
Martini also says that the _kieu-yeu_, or tallow-tree, bears a white flower, like that of the cherry-tree: But all that I have seen here bear spikes of small yellow flowers, like the
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