- any of several species of wax myrtle.
- the fruit of any of these plants.
Origin of candleberry
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Examples from the Web for candleberry
The kernels of the alearites triloba, the candleberry tree, a plant growing in most tropical countries.
In the East Indies the candleberry, which contains oily seeds, has been burned for light by the natives.Artificial Light
Aleurites triloba, the 'candleberry tree', is cultivated in the Moluccan Islands for its fruit.
He put in the finished candlesticks and a box of candleberry dips he had made of delightfully spiced wax, coloured pale green.The Harvester
Gene Stratton Porter
- another name for wax myrtle
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