Definition of tung oil in English:

tung oil

Syllabification: tung oil


  • An oil used as a drying agent in inks, paints, and varnishes.
    • This oil is obtained from the seeds of trees of the genus Aleurites, family Euphorbiaceae
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    • Re-oil yearly with boiled linseed oil, tung oil, or a product recommended by the manufacturer.
    • Larock's group has also made hard plastics from tung oil and linseed oil.
    • It is porous and requires sealing with 100 percent tung oil.


late 19th century: tung, from Chinese.

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