sealing wax


noun

a resinous preparation, soft when heated, used for sealing letters, documents, etc.

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Origin of sealing wax

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50
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sealing wax

noun

a hard material made of shellac, turpentine, and pigment that softens when heated. It is used for sealing documents, parcels, letters, etc
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