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Noun: varnish tree
  1. Large tree native to southeastern Asia; the nuts yield oil used in varnishes; nut kernels strung together are used locally as candles
    - candlenut, Aleurites moluccana
  2. Small Asiatic tree yielding a toxic exudate from which lacquer is obtained
    - lacquer tree, Chinese lacquer tree, Japanese lacquer tree, Japanese varnish tree, Japanese sumac, Toxicodendron vernicifluum, Rhus verniciflua

Derived forms: varnish trees

Type of: angiospermous tree, flowering tree, poisonous plant

Part of: Aleurites, genus Aleurites, genus Toxicodendron, Toxicodendron

Encyclopedia: Varnish tree