ader wax



Word History


probably partial translation of German aderwachs, from ader vein (from Middle High German āder, from Old High German ādara) + wachs wax; akin to Old English ǣdre vein, Old Norse ǣthr, Greek ētor heart

First Known Use

1915, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of ader wax was in 1915

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“Ader wax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 24 Feb. 2024.

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