wax plant

or waxplant

  1. a shrubby climbing plant, Hoya carnosa, of the milkweed family, native to Australia, with umbels of waxy pink or white flowers.

Origin of wax plant

First recorded in 1795–1805

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British Dictionary definitions for waxplant


/ (ˈwæksˌplɑːnt) /

  1. a climbing asclepiadaceous shrub, Hoya carnosa, of E Asia and Australia, having fleshy leaves and clusters of small waxy white pink-centred flowers

  2. any of various similar plants of the genus Hoya

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