a fast-drying oil derived
from the seeds of the tung
tree, used in place of linseed
oil in paints, varnishes, etc. for a more water-resistant finish
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Word origin of 'tung oil'Mandarin t'ung-yu < t'ung, name of the tree + yu, oil