1. [ noun ] (botany) large tree native to southeastern Asia; the nuts yield oil used in varnishes; nut kernels strung together are used locally as candles
Synonyms: Aleurites_moluccana candlenut
Related terms: angiospermous_tree Aleurites candlenut
2. [ noun ] (botany) small Asiatic tree yielding a toxic exudate from which lacquer is obtained
Synonyms: Chinese_lacquer_tree Japanese_lacquer_tree Japanese_varnish_tree Japanese_sumac Toxicodendron_vernicifluum Rhus_verniciflua lacquer_tree
Related terms: poisonous_plant Toxicodendron
Similar spelling:   varnisher