ceraceous

[ suh-rey-shuh s ]
/ səˈreɪ ʃəs /

adjective

waxlike; waxy: a ceraceous surface.

Nearby words

  1. cept,
  2. cer,
  3. cer-,
  4. cer.e.,
  5. cera,
  6. ceram,
  7. ceramal,
  8. ceramic,
  9. ceramic engineering,
  10. ceramic hob

Origin of ceraceous

1760–70; < Latin cēr(a) wax (compare Greek kērós wax) + -aceous

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British Dictionary definitions for ceraceous

ceraceous

/ (sɪˈreɪʃəs) /

adjective

waxlike or waxy

Word Origin for ceraceous

C18: from Latin cēra wax

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Word Origin and History for ceraceous

ceraceous

adj.

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

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