a shrubby climbing plant, Hoya carnosa, of the milkweed family, native to Australia, with umbels of waxy pink or white flowers.
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Origin of wax plant
First recorded in 1795–1805
Words nearby wax plant
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Example sentences from the Web for wax plant
The wax-plant, though properly a summer blooming plant, sometimes flowers in winter.A Garden with House Attached|Sarah Warner Brooks
Of the cultivated forms, the wax-plant (Hoya), and Physianthus are the commonest.Elements of Structural and Systematic Botany|Douglas Houghton Campbell
I have morning-glories, double lady's-slippers, and wax-plant.