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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

var′nish tree`(n.)

  1. any of various trees yielding sap that can be used for varnish, as Rhus verniciflua, of the cashew family.

    Category: Plants

Origin of varnish tree:

1750–60

Princeton's WordNet

  1. candlenut, varnish tree, Aleurites moluccana(noun)

    large tree native to southeastern Asia; the nuts yield oil used in varnishes; nut kernels strung together are used locally as candles

  2. varnish tree, lacquer tree, Chinese lacquer tree, Japanese lacquer tree, Japanese varnish tree, Japanese sumac, Toxicodendron vernicifluum, Rhus verniciflua(noun)

    small Asiatic tree yielding a toxic exudate from which lacquer is obtained

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