Definition of Aleurites
1. Noun. Candlenut.
Generic synonyms: Rosid Dicot Genus
Group relationships: Euphorbiaceae, Family Euphorbiaceae, Spurge Family
Member holonyms: Aleurites Moluccana, Candlenut, Varnish Tree, Aleurites Fordii, Tung, Tung Tree, Tung-oil Tree
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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aleurites
Literary usage of Aleurites
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Permafrost: Second International Conference, July 13-28, 1973 : USSR by Frederick J. Sanger, Peter J. Hyde (1978)
"Large plant remains—branches, brushwood, and at times entire driftwood logs are encountered in the aleurites. The statement by a number of authors regarding ..."
2. Comparative Anatomy of the Vegetative Organs of the Phanerogams and Ferns by Anton Bary (1884)
"... placed close to one another may thus coalesce internally, in numbers from 2-6, into a common slit, as Mohl found (Ie Figs. 6, 10, 15) in aleurites and ..."
3. Fatty Foods: Their Practical Examination. A Handbook for the Use of by Edward Richards Bolton, Cecil Revis (1913)
"Appearance.—A pale yellow, almost white, limpid oil. Consistent-11.—Liquid at ordinary temperatures. Fio. 26.—Fruit of aleurites Fordii (i natural size). ..."
4. Bulletin by United States Bureau of Plant Industry, Division of Plant Industry, Queensland (1911)
"This plant is botanically known as aleurites ... The seeds resemble those of aleurites fordii, while the leaves resemble those of aleurites cordata. ..."