- a dark-brown bituminous wax extracted from lignite and peat: used chiefly in polishes and waxes for furniture, shoes, etc.
Origin of montan wax
1905–10; < Latin montānus of a mountain (see montane)
Also called lignite wax.
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- a hard wax obtained from lignite and peat, varying in colour from white to dark brown. It is used in polishes and candles
C20: from Latin montānus of a mountain