Pronunciation: (kan'dl-nut"), [key]
1. the oily fruit or nut of a southeastern Asian tree, Aleurites moluccana, of the spurge family, the kernels of which when strung together are used locally as candles.
2. the tree itself. Also called candleberry.
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