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candelilla

[kan-dl-ee-uh]
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noun
  1. a shrub, Euphorbia antisyphilitica, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, that is the source of a wax (candelilla wax) having various commercial uses.
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Origin of candelilla

1935–40; < American Spanish; Spanish: small candle, equivalent to candel(a) candle + -illa diminutive suffix
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