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.

Exact synonyms: Candlenut, Varnish Tree
Terms within: Candlenut
Group relationships: Aleurites, Genus Aleurites
Generic synonyms: Angiospermous Tree, Flowering Tree



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Aleurites Moluccana

Aleppo boil
Alesha
Aleshia
Alessandria
Alessandro Manzoni
Alessandro di Mariano dei Filipepi
Aletha
Aletris
Aletris aurea
Aletris farinosa
Aletta
Aletta Jacobs
Aleuria aurantia
Aleurites
Aleurites fordii
Aleurites moluccana
Aleut
Aleutian
Aleutian Islander
Aleutian Islands
Aleutians
Aleutic
Aleuts
Aleve
Alex
Alex Boncayao Brigade
Alex Haley
Alexa
Alexander
Alexander's deafness

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, ..."

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