wax plant

or wax·plant


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) /


a climbing asclepiadaceous shrub, Hoya carnosa, of E Asia and Australia, having fleshy leaves and clusters of small waxy white pink-centred flowers
any of various similar plants of the genus Hoya
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