Definition of candelilla
1 : a wax-coated shrub (Euphorbia antisyphilitica) of northern Mexico and southwestern U.S.
2a : any of several Mexican euphorbias b : a related plant (Pedilanthus pavonis)
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Origin and Etymology of candelilla
American Spanish, from Spanish, little candle, diminutive of candela candle, from Latin — more at candle
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