vegetable wax


noun

a wax, or a substance resembling wax, obtained from various plants, as the wax palm.

Nearby words

  1. vegetable sheep,
  2. vegetable silk,
  3. vegetable sponge,
  4. vegetable tallow,
  5. vegetable tanning,
  6. vegetable wool,
  7. vegetably,
  8. vegetal,
  9. vegetal pole,
  10. vegetarian

Origin of vegetable wax

First recorded in 1805–15

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British Dictionary definitions for vegetable wax

vegetable wax

noun

any of various waxes that occur on parts of certain plants, esp the trunks of certain palms, and prevent loss of water from the plant
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