• synonyms

wax plant

or wax·plant

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  1. a shrubby climbing plant, Hoya carnosa, of the milkweed family, native to Australia, with umbels of waxy pink or white flowers.

Origin of wax plant

First recorded in 1795–1805
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

Examples from the Web for wax plant

Historical Examples

  • I have morning-glories, double lady's-slippers, and wax-plant.

    Harper's Young People, September 7, 1880


  • The wax-plant, though properly a summer blooming plant, sometimes flowers in winter.

    A Garden with House Attached

    Sarah Warner Brooks

  • Of the cultivated forms, the wax-plant (Hoya), and Physianthus are the commonest.