from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A genus of apetalous plants, of the order Euphorbiaceæ, tribe Crotoneæ, and subtribe Hippomaneæ.
- n. [lowercase] A plant of the above genus, especially the officinal S. sylvatica.
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The edible fat is a potential substitute for cocoa butter and the inedible oil (stillingia oil) appears promising as a drying oil for paints and varnishes.
The kernel oil (stillingia oil) has been used as an illuminant and is a powerful drying oil that could substitute for similar oils such as tuna and linseed.
The seeds of the "tallow tree" yield an oil (stillingia oil) having drying properties.
Take yellow dock root, two pounds; stillingia root and bark of bittersweet root, of each one pound.