candleberry
Candleberry tree Can"dle*ber`ry tree (Bot.) A shrub (the {Myrica cerifera}, or wax-bearing myrtle), common in North America, the little nuts of which are covered with a greenish white wax, which was formerly, used for hardening candles; -- also called {bayberry tree}, {bayberry}, or {candleberry}. [1913 Webster]

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  • candleberry — noun deciduous aromatic shrub of eastern North America with grey green wax coated berries • Syn: ↑bayberry, ↑swamp candleberry, ↑waxberry, ↑Myrica pensylvanica • Hypernyms: ↑wax myrtle …   Useful english dictionary

  • candleberry — noun Date: circa 1730 a wax myrtle (Myrica cerifera); also a bayberry (Myrica pensylvanica) …   New Collegiate Dictionary

  • candleberry — /kan dl ber ee/, n., pl. candleberries. 1. any of several species of wax myrtle. 2. the fruit of any of these plants. 3. candlenut. [1730 40, Amer.; CANDLE + BERRY] * * * …   Universalium

  • candleberry — noun a) Common name of the plants in the genus Myrica, containing about 35 50 species of small trees and shrubs in the family Myricaceae, order Fagales, with a wide distribution, including Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America. b) …   Wiktionary

  • candleberry — ‚bÉ™rɪ n. type of bayberry, the wax myrtle …   English contemporary dictionary

  • candleberry — noun (plural candleberries) a bayberry, candlenut, or other tree or shrub whose berries yield wax …   English new terms dictionary

  • candleberry — can•dle•ber•ry [[t]ˈkæn dlˌbɛr i[/t]] n. pl. ries pln bayberry 1), bayberry 2) • Etymology: 1730–40, amer …   From formal English to slang

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