noun Date: circa 1836 the oily seed of a tropical tree (Aleurites moluccana) of the spurge family used locally to make candles and commercially as a source of oil; also this tree

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  • 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 nut kernels being strung together. The oil from the nut ( {), native of… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • candlenut — [kan′dəlnut΄] n. 1. the fruit of a tree (Aleurites moluccana) of the spurge family, growing in the Pacific Islands: the fruit is burned as a candle by indigenous peoples and processed commercially for its oil 2. the tree …   English World dictionary

  • Candlenut — Taxobox name = Candlenut image width = 240px image caption = Candlenut ( Aleurites moluccana ) foliage, flowers, and nut regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Malpighiales familia = Euphorbiaceae genus =… …   Wikipedia

  • candlenut —   Kukui; kuikui (Ni ihau).    ♦ Candlenut lei, lei kukui.    ♦ Smooth candlenuts used in leis, kukui ōmolemole.    ♦ Candlenuts carved in ridges, kukui ioio.    ♦ Candlenuts cut in facets, kukui ōpaka.    ♦ Relish of cooked candlenut, inamona,… …   English-Hawaiian dictionary

  • candlenut — molukinis tungamedis statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Karpažolinių šeimos prieskoninis, vaistinis nuodingas augalas (Aleurites moluccanus), paplitęs pietryčių Azijoje, Australijoje. Iš jo gaminami maisto priedai (kvėpikliai), aliejus, sėklos …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • candlenut — noun 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 • Hypernyms: ↑angiospermous tree, ↑flowering tree • Member… …   Useful english dictionary

  • candlenut — /kan dl nut /, n. 1. the oily fruit or nut of a southeastern Asian tree, Aleurites moluccana, of the spurge family, the kernels of which when strung together are used locally as candles. 2. the tree itself. Also called candleberry. [1850 55;… …   Universalium

  • candlenut — noun a) A flowering tree () of the family, Euphorbiaceae, also known as candleberry, Indian walnut, Kemiri, varnish tree or Kukui nut tree. b) The seed of said tree, used as a candle …   Wiktionary

  • candlenut — n. fruit of candleberry tree …   English contemporary dictionary

  • candlenut — noun an evergreen tree native to SE Asia and the South Pacific islands, with large seeds that yield an oil used for lighting. [Aleurites moluccana.] …   English new terms dictionary

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