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candlenut


  2  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  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  oil  from  the  nut  ( 
 
  {candlenut,  or  kekune},  {oil})  has  many  uses. 
 
  2.  The  tree  itself 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  candlenut 
  n  1:  large  tree  native  to  southeastern  Asia;  the  nuts  yield  oil 
  used  in  varnishes;  nut  kernels  strung  together  are  used 
  locally  as  candles  [syn:  {varnish  tree},  {Aleurites 
  moluccana}] 
  2:  seed  of  candlenut  tree;  source  of  soil  used  in  varnishes 




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