tung nut

tung nut

[′təŋ ‚nət]
(botany)
The seed of the tung tree (Aleurites fordii), which is the source of tung oil.
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Tung oil, which is derived from Tung nuts, provides a tough, flexible, lustrous and highly water-resistant coating for wood.
As well, NSDL staff worked on critical needs of the war effort including increased mechanization of oil crops--caster beans, tung nuts, and peanuts--and very significant advancements were made.
But tung nuts and Chinese melon seeds also contain enzymes that can serve as a catalyst to convert the linoleic acid in soybean oil to eleostearic acid.