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Meaning of tallow tree

tal'low tree"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a small tree, Sapium sebiferum, of the spurge family, cultivated in China and the tropics, having popcorn-shaped seeds with a waxy coating that is used for soap, candles, and oil.
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