Definition of tallow tree in English:

tallow tree


  • A tree with fatty seeds from which vegetable tallow or other oils are extracted.

    • ‘They identified live oak, sugarberry, and American elm as the most important native species, but with the invasive Chinese tallow tree also important.’
    • ‘The Chinese tallow tree (Sapium sebiferum (L.) Roxb.) is a nonnative, aggressive plant that has colonized coastal prairie and other habitats along the Gulf Coast as well as several forest types along the southeastern coastal plain.’