wax palm
noun Date: circa 1828 any of several palms that yield wax: as a. an Andean pinnate-leaved palm (Ceroxylon alpinum syn. C. andicola) whose stem yields a resinous wax used in candles b. carnauba

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  • Wax palm — 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 palm — wax′ palm n. 1) pln a tall, pinnate leaved palm, Ceroxylon alpinum (or C. andicola), of the Andes, whose stem and leaves yield a resinous wax 2) pln any of several other palms that are the source of wax, as the carnauba • Etymology: 1820–30 …   From formal English to slang

  • wax palm — n. 1. CARNAUBA 2. a palm tree (Ceroxylon andicola) of the Andes, whose trunk yields a wax used in making candles, polishes, etc …   English World dictionary

  • wax palm — noun 1. South American palm yielding a wax similar to carnauba wax • Syn: ↑caranday, ↑caranda, ↑caranda palm, ↑Copernicia australis, ↑Copernicia alba • Hypernyms: ↑fan palm • …   Useful english dictionary

  • wax palm — vaškinė kopernicija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Arekinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Copernicia prunifera), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. Iš jo gaunamas vaškas. atitikmenys: lot. Copernicia prunifera angl. carnauba palm; carnauba wax palm;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • wax palm — kopernicija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Arekinių (Arecaceae) šeimos augalų gentis (Copernicia). atitikmenys: lot. Copernicia angl. carnauba palm; wax palm vok. Copernicia Palme; Karnauba Palme rus. карнауба lenk. kopernicja; kopernikia; …   Dekoratyvinių augalų vardynas

  • wax palm — /ˈwæks pam/ (say waks pahm) noun 1. a tall pinnate leaved palm, Ceroxylon alpinum, of the Andes, whose stem and leaves yield a resinous wax. 2. a palmate leaved palm, Copernicia cerifera, of Brazil, whose young leaves are coated with a hard wax;… …   Australian English dictionary

  • wax palm — 1. a tall, pinnate leaved palm, Ceroxylon alpinum (or C. andicola), of the Andes, whose stem and leaves yield a resinous wax. 2. any of several other palms that are the source of wax, as the carnauba. [1820 30] * * * …   Universalium

  • carnauba-wax palm — vaškinė kopernicija statusas T sritis vardynas apibrėžtis Arekinių šeimos vaistinis augalas (Copernicia prunifera), paplitęs Pietų Amerikoje. Iš jo gaunamas vaškas. atitikmenys: lot. Copernicia prunifera angl. carnauba palm; carnauba wax palm;… …   Lithuanian dictionary (lietuvių žodynas)

  • 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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