Definitions of candlenut

n large tree native to southeastern Asia; the nuts yield oil used in varnishes; nut kernels strung together are used locally as candles

Aleurites moluccana, varnish tree
Type of:
angiospermous tree, flowering tree
any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary

n seed of candlenut tree; source of soil used in varnishes

Type of:
oil-rich seed, oilseed
any of several seeds that yield oil

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