- a wax, or a substance resembling wax, obtained from various plants, as the wax palm.
Origin of vegetable wax
First recorded in 1805–15
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- any of various waxes that occur on parts of certain plants, esp the trunks of certain palms, and prevent loss of water from the plant
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