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tallow tree

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Definition of tallow tree in English:

noun

A tree with fatty seeds from which vegetable tallow or other oils are extracted.
  • Several species and families, in particular the Chinese (or vegetable) tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum, family Euphorbiaceae), native to eastern Asia
Example sentences
  • The Chinese tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum (L.) Roxb.) is a nonnative, aggressive plant that has colonized coastal prairie and other habitats along the Gulf Coast as well as several forest types along the southeastern coastal plain.
  • They identified live oak, sugarberry, and American elm as the most important native species, but with the invasive Chinese tallow tree also important.

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