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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- wax moth,
- wax museum,
- wax myrtle,
- wax palm,
- wax paper,
- wax tablet,
- wax tree,
Origin of wax plant
First recorded in 1795–1805
Dictionary.com Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019
Examples 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.