oiticica oil


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oiticica oil

[‚ȯid·ə′sē·kə ‚ȯil]
(materials)
A light-yellowish oil obtained from seeds of the Brazilian oiticica tree (Licania rigida); raw oil becomes buttery unless heat-treated (semipolymerized); used principally in paint and varnish as a drying oil as a substitute for tung oil or with tung oil.
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Williams, Vice Consul, American Consulate General, Brazilian Oiticica Oil, Rio de Janeiro, October 23, 1939, NA, RG 166 Foreign Agricultural Service Narrative Reports (1920-1941), Brazil: Credit-Finance (Box 18).