vegetable wax
noun Date: 1815 a wax of plant origin secreted commonly in thin flakes by the walls of epidermal cells

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  • Vegetable wax — 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 wax — n. any of various waxes found on the leaves, stems, or fruits of some plants …   English World dictionary

  • vegetable wax — noun a waxy substance obtained from plants (especially from the trunks of certain palms) • Hypernyms: ↑wax * * * noun : a waxy product (as Japan wax) that is secreted by various plants commonly in thin flakes by the walls of the epidermal cells… …   Useful english dictionary

  • vegetable wax — augaliniai vaškai statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Augaliniai aukštesniųjų alkoholių ir riebalų rūgščių esteriai, vieni lipidų. atitikmenys: angl. vegetable wax rus. растительные воски …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • vegetable wax — veg′etable wax n. a wax, or a substance resembling wax, obtained from various plants, as the wax palm • Etymology: 1805–15 …   From formal English to slang

  • vegetable wax — a wax, or a substance resembling wax, obtained from various plants, as the wax palm. [1805 15] * * * …   Universalium

  • vegetable wax — /ˈvɛdʒtəbəl wæks/ (say vejtuhbuhl waks) noun a wax or waxlike substance obtained from various plants, as the wax palm …   Australian English dictionary

  • vegetable wax — a waxy substance, resembling beeswax, derived from various vegetable sources …   Medical dictionary

  • Wax — Wax, n. [AS. weax; akin to OFries. wax, D. was, G. wachs, OHG. wahs, Icel. & Sw. vax, Dan. vox, Lith. vaszkas, Russ. vosk .] [1913 Webster] 1. A fatty, solid substance, produced by bees, and employed by them in the construction of their comb;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wax cloth — Wax Wax, n. [AS. weax; akin to OFries. wax, D. was, G. wachs, OHG. wahs, Icel. & Sw. vax, Dan. vox, Lith. vaszkas, Russ. vosk .] [1913 Webster] 1. A fatty, solid substance, produced by bees, and employed by them in the construction of their comb; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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