a wax, or a substance resembling wax, obtained from various plants, as the wax palm.
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Origin of vegetable wax
First recorded in 1805–15
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British Dictionary definitions for vegetable wax
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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