Bayberry tallow
Bayberry Bay"ber*ry, n. (Bot.) (a) The fruit of the bay tree or {Laurus nobilis}. (b) A tree of the West Indies related to the myrtle ({Pimenta acris}). (c) The fruit of {Myrica cerifera} (wax myrtle); the shrub itself; -- called also {candleberry tree}. [1913 Webster]

{Bayberry tallow}, a fragrant green wax obtained from the bayberry or wax myrtle; -- called also {myrtle wax}. [1913 Webster]


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  • bayberry tallow — noun a fragrant green wax obtained from the wax myrtle and used in making candles • Syn: ↑bayberry wax • Hypernyms: ↑wax • Substance Holonyms: ↑wax myrtle * * * noun see bayberry wax …   Useful english dictionary

  • Bayberry — Bay ber*ry, n. (Bot.) (a) The fruit of the bay tree or {Laurus nobilis}. (b) A tree of the West Indies related to the myrtle ({Pimenta acris}). (c) The fruit of {Myrica cerifera} (wax myrtle); the shrub itself; called also {candleberry tree}.… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • tallow shrub — noun see tallow bayberry * * * tallow shrub, = bayberry. (Cf. ↑bayberry) …   Useful english dictionary

  • bayberry wax — noun a fragrant green wax obtained from the wax myrtle and used in making candles • Syn: ↑bayberry tallow • Hypernyms: ↑wax • Substance Holonyms: ↑wax myrtle * * * noun or …   Useful english dictionary

  • tallow bayberry — noun or tallow shrub : wax myrtle …   Useful english dictionary

  • Vegetable tallow — Vegetable Veg e*ta*ble, a. [F. v[ e]g[ e]table growing, capable of growing, formerly also, as a noun, a vegetable, from L. vegetabilis enlivening, from vegetare to enliven, invigorate, quicken, vegetus enlivened, vigorous, active, vegere to… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • vegetable tallow — noun a waxy fat obtained from certain plants (e.g. bayberry) and used as tallow • Hypernyms: ↑plant material, ↑plant substance …   Useful english dictionary

  • myrica tallow — noun : bayberry wax …   Useful english dictionary

  • candleberry tree — Bayberry Bay ber*ry, n. (Bot.) (a) The fruit of the bay tree or {Laurus nobilis}. (b) A tree of the West Indies related to the myrtle ({Pimenta acris}). (c) The fruit of {Myrica cerifera} (wax myrtle); the shrub itself; called also {candleberry… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Laurus nobilis — Bayberry Bay ber*ry, n. (Bot.) (a) The fruit of the bay tree or {Laurus nobilis}. (b) A tree of the West Indies related to the myrtle ({Pimenta acris}). (c) The fruit of {Myrica cerifera} (wax myrtle); the shrub itself; called also {candleberry… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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