wax myrtle


wax myrtle

noun

Definition of WAX MYRTLE

:  any of a genus (Myrica of the family Myricaceae, the wax-myrtle family) of trees or shrubs with aromatic foliage; especially :  a shrub or small tree (M. cerifera) of the eastern United States having small hard berries with a thick coating of bluish-white wax used for candles

First Known Use of WAX MYRTLE

1806

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