Waxen Wax"en, a. 1. Made of wax. ``The female bee, that . . . builds her waxen cells.'' --Milton. [1913 Webster]

2. Covered with wax; waxed; as, a waxen tablet. [1913 Webster]

3. Resembling wax; waxy; hence, soft; yielding. [1913 Webster]

Men have marble, women waxen, minds. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Waxen chatterer} (Zo["o]l.), the Bohemian chatterer. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.


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