Definition of Aleurites moluccana
1. Noun. Large tree native to southeastern Asia; the nuts yield oil used in varnishes; nut kernels strung together are used locally as candles.
Terms within: Candlenut
Group relationships: Aleurites, Genus Aleurites
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree
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Literary usage of Aleurites moluccana
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1. The Philippine Journal of Science by Institute of Science and Technology (Philippines) (1907)
"aleurites moluccana.—This is locally known as ... Sender 5 describes the candle nut as follows: "A product of aleurites moluccana, a tree which like the ..."
2. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1899)
"S. aleurites moluccana—Characters of the Oil from the Seeds. ... The plant yielding the nuts is aleurites moluccana, indigenous to the East Indies, Ceylon, ..."