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white wax

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noun
  1. a yellowish-white, somewhat translucent, tasteless solid, prepared by bleaching beeswax, used chiefly in pharmacy.
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Origin of white wax

First recorded in 1535–45
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Historical Examples

  • The bit of white-wax was tasteless; but it served its purpose.

    A Struggle For Life

    Thomas Bailey Aldrich

  • 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