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candelilla

[ kan-dl-ee-uh ]
/ ˌkæn dlˈi ə /
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noun
a shrub, Euphorbia antisyphilitica, of the southwestern United States and Mexico, that is the source of a wax (candelilla wax ) having various commercial uses.
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Origin of candelilla

First recorded in 1935–40; from Latin American Spanish, Spanish: literally, “small candle,” equivalent to candel(a) candle + -illa diminutive suffix

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