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
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.]


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  • Aleurites moluccana — 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 ( {),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Aleurites moluccana — 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 ( {),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • or — 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 ( {),… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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