white wax

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noun

a yellowish-white, somewhat translucent, tasteless solid, prepared by bleaching beeswax, used chiefly in pharmacy.

Nearby words

  1. white vitriol,
  2. white volta,
  3. white walnut,
  4. white water lily,
  5. white wavey,
  6. white whale,
  7. white wine,
  8. white wood aster,
  9. white work,
  10. white zinfandel

Origin of white wax

First recorded in 1535–45

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Examples from the Web for white wax

  • He brought with him the white-wax bee, which in time became a new source of wealth for the island.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 2|Willis Fletcher Johnson
  • The bit of white-wax was tasteless; but it served its purpose.

    A Struggle For Life|Thomas Bailey Aldrich