Definitions for "Candlenut"
The fruit of a euphorbiaceous tree or shrub (Aleurites moluccana), native of some of the Pacific islands. It is used by the natives as a candle, the nut kernels being strung together. The oil from the nut (candlenut oil or kekune oil) has many uses, including as a varnish.
The tree itself (Aleurites moluccana).
large tree native to southeastern Asia; the nuts yield oil used in varnishes; nut kernels strung together are used locally as candles