carnauba wax

carnauba wax
noun Date: 1854 a hard brittle high-melting wax obtained from the leaves of the carnauba palm and used chiefly in polishes

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  • Carnauba wax — Carnauba (English pronunciation: /kɑːrˈnɔːbə/ or /kɑːrˈnaʊbə/), also called Brazil wax and palm wax, is a wax of the leaves of the palm Copernicia prunifera, a plant native to and grown only in the northeastern …   Wikipedia

  • carnauba wax — Very hard wax obtained from fronds of the carnauba tree, Copernicia cerifera, a fan palm of Brazil. During the regular dry seasons in Brazil, where it is called the tree of life, the carnauba palm protects its fanlike fronds from loss of moisture …   Universalium

  • carnauba wax — noun hard yellowish to brownish wax from leaves of the carnauba palm used especially in floor waxes and polishes • Syn: ↑carnauba • Hypernyms: ↑wax • Substance Holonyms: ↑carnauba, ↑carnauba palm, ↑wax palm, ↑ …   Useful english dictionary

  • carnauba wax — karnaubo vaškas statusas T sritis chemija apibrėžtis Iš vaškinės kopernicijos (Copernicia cerifera) lapų gaminamas vaškas. atitikmenys: angl. Brazil wax; carnauba wax rus. карнаубский воск …   Chemijos terminų aiškinamasis žodynas

  • carnauba wax — noun A yellow brown wax obtained from the leaves of the Brazilian carnauba palm (Copernicia prunifera); used in cosmetics, polishes etc. Syn: E903, glazing agent …   Wiktionary

  • carnauba wax — [NF] a wax obtained from the leaves of the palm Copernicia cerifera, used as a tablet coating agent …   Medical dictionary

  • 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 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 — For other uses, see Wax (disambiguation). Cetyl palmitate, a typical wax ester …   Wikipedia

  • wax — wax1 waxable, adj. waxlike, adj. /waks/, n. 1. Also called beeswax. a solid, yellowish, nonglycerine substance allied to fats and oils, secreted by bees, plastic when warm and melting at about 145°F, variously employed in making candles, models,… …   Universalium

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