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beeswax

[ beez-waks ]
/ ˈbizˌwæks /
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noun

verb (used with object)

to rub or treat with beeswax.

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Origin of beeswax

First recorded in 1670–80; bee1 + 's1 + wax1
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British Dictionary definitions for beeswax

beeswax
/ (ˈbiːzˌwæks) /

noun

  1. a yellowish or dark brown wax secreted by honeybees for constructing honeycombs
  2. this wax after refining, purifying, etc, used in polishes, ointments, and for modelling

verb

(tr) to polish with such wax
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