tung tree

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tung tree:

see spurgespurge
, common name for members of the Euphorbiaceae, a family of herbs, shrubs, and trees of greatly varied structure and almost cosmopolitan distribution, although most species are tropical. In the United States the family is most common in the Southeast.
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; tung oiltung oil,
oil obtained from the seeds of a tropical tree, the tung tree (Aleurites fordii) of the spurge family, and from seeds of some related species, all from Indomalesia or W Pacifica. It is known also as China wood oil and nut oil.
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tung tree

[′təŋ ‚trē]
(botany)
Aleurites fordii. A plant of the spurge family in the order Euphorbiales, native to central and western China and grown in the southern United States.