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Noun: candlenut  'kan-d(u)l,nút
  1. Large tree native to southeastern Asia; the nuts yield oil used in varnishes; nut kernels strung together are used locally as candles
    - varnish tree, Aleurites moluccana
  2. Seed of candlenut tree; source of oil used in varnishes

Derived forms: candlenuts

Type of: angiospermous tree, flowering tree, oil-rich seed, oilseed

Part of: Aleurites, genus Aleurites

Encyclopedia: Candlenut