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montan wax

[ mon-tan ]
/ ˈmɒn tæn /
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noun
a dark-brown bituminous wax extracted from lignite and peat: used chiefly in polishes and waxes for furniture, shoes, etc.
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Also called lignite wax.

Origin of montan wax

1905–10; <Latin montānus of a mountain (see montane)
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British Dictionary definitions for montan wax

montan wax
/ (ˈmɒntæn) /

noun
a hard wax obtained from lignite and peat, varying in colour from white to dark brown. It is used in polishes and candles

Word Origin for montan wax

C20: from Latin montānus of a mountain
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