beeswax

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noun bees·wax \ ˈbēz-ˌwaks \

Definition of beeswax

:wax 1

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First Known Use of beeswax

1655



BEESWAX Defined for English Language Learners

beeswax

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Definition of beeswax for English Language Learners

  • : wax made by bees that is used for making candles and other products


BEESWAX Defined for Kids

beeswax

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noun bees·wax \ ˈbēz-ˌwaks \

Definition of beeswax for Students

:wax made by bees and used by them in building honeycomb

Medical Dictionary

beeswax

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noun bees·wax \ ˈbēz-ˌwaks \

medical Definition of beeswax

1 :wax 1


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