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candleberry

[ kan-dl-ber-ee ]

noun

, plural can·dle·ber·ries.
  1. any of several species of wax myrtle.
  2. the fruit of any of these plants.


candleberry

/ ˈkændəlbərɪ /

noun

  1. another name for wax myrtle


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Word History and Origins

Origin of candleberry1

An Americanism dating back to 1730–40; candle + berry

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Example Sentences

The kernels of the alearites triloba, the candleberry tree, a plant growing in most tropical countries.

He put in the finished candlesticks and a box of candleberry dips he had made of delightfully spiced wax, coloured pale green.

Bayberry is called candleberry, too, because of the use our great-grandmothers made of the wax.

In the East Indies the candleberry, which contains oily seeds, has been burned for light by the natives.

Aleurites triloba, the 'candleberry tree', is cultivated in the Moluccan Islands for its fruit.

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