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Meaning of VARNISH TREE

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  small Asiatic tree yielding a toxic exudate from which lacquer is obtained
  2. [n]  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, Chinese lacquer tree, Japanese lacquer tree, Japanese sumac, Japanese varnish tree, lacquer tree, Rhus verniciflua, Toxicodendron vernicifluum
 
 See Also: Aleurites, angiospermous tree, flowering tree, genus Aleurites, genus Toxicodendron, poisonous plant, Toxicodendron

 

 

 

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