Definition of tung oil in English:

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tung oil

noun

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
Example sentences
  • 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.

Origin

Late 19th century: tung, from Chinese.

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Syllabification: tung oil

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