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candlenut

Definitions of candlenut
  1. noun
    large tree native to southeastern Asia; the nuts yield oil used in varnishes; nut kernels strung together are used locally as candles
    synonyms: Aleurites moluccana, varnish tree
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    type of:
    angiospermous tree, flowering tree
    any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
  2. noun
    seed of candlenut tree; source of soil used in varnishes
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    type of:
    oil-rich seed, oilseed
    any of several seeds that yield oil
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