ceraceous

[suh-rey-shuh s]
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Origin of ceraceous

1760–70; < Latin cēr(a) wax (compare Greek kērós wax) + -aceous
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British Dictionary definitions for ceraceous

ceraceous

adjective
  1. waxlike or waxy

Word Origin for ceraceous

C18: from Latin cēra wax
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Word Origin and History for ceraceous
adj.

"waxy," 1738, from Latin cera "wax" (see cere (n.)) + -aceous.

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