• synonyms

wax plant

or wax·plant

  1. 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
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2018

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Historical Examples of wax plant

  • I have morning-glories, double lady's-slippers, and wax-plant.

    Harper's Young People, September 7, 1880


  • 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.