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varnish tree

Definitions of varnish tree
  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, candlenut
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    type of:
    angiospermous tree, flowering tree
    any tree having seeds and ovules contained in the ovary
  2. noun
    small Asiatic tree yielding a toxic exudate from which lacquer is obtained
    synonyms: Chinese lacquer tree, Japanese lacquer tree, Japanese sumac, Japanese varnish tree, Rhus verniciflua, Toxicodendron vernicifluum, lacquer tree
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    type of:
    poisonous plant
    a plant that when touched or ingested in sufficient quantity can be harmful or fatal to an organism
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