Definition of tung oil in English:

tung oil


mass 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

    • ‘I recently stained an oak entertainment center with oil-based stain and then finished with tung oil.’
    • ‘He finished the stock with a traditional hand-rubbed tung oil finish, and checkered the stock in a point pattern at 24 lpi.’
    • ‘I used Minwax Wipe-On Poly, though polymerized tung oil or Danish oil works well, too.’
    • ‘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.’
    • ‘Re-oil yearly with boiled linseed oil, tung oil, or a product recommended by the manufacturer.’
    • ‘Most of the tung oil products on the retail market today are not pure tung oil.’


Late 19th century: tung is from Chinese tong.


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