chinese tallow tree


chinese tallow tree
noun
Usage: usually capitalized C
: an Asiatic tree (Sapium sebiferum or Stillingia sebifera) that yields a hard wood used for engraving and from its seeds a drying oil and vegetable tallow — called also stillingia; see chinese tallow

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