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2 definitions found
 for Aleurites moluccana
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Candlenut \Can"dle*nut`\, n.
     1. The fruit of a euphorbiaceous tree or shrub ({Aleurites
        moluccana), native of some of the Pacific islands. It is
        used by the natives as a candle, the nut kernels being
        strung together. The oil from the nut (
  
        ), native of some of the Pacific islands. It is used by
        the natives as a candle, the nut kernels being strung
        together. The oil from the nut ( or { or ) has many uses,
        including as a varnish.
  
     Syn: varnish tree.
          [Webster 1913 Suppl.]
  
     2. The tree itself ({Aleurites moluccana).
        [Webster 1913 Suppl.]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

  Aleurites moluccana
      n 1: large tree native to southeastern Asia; the nuts yield oil
           used in varnishes; nut kernels strung together are used
           locally as candles [syn: candlenut, varnish tree,
           Aleurites moluccana]

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