montan wax

mon·​tan wax | \ ˈmän-tᵊn- How to pronounce montan wax (audio) \

Definition of montan wax

: a hard brittle mineral wax obtained usually from lignites by extraction and used especially in polishes, carbon paper, and insulating compositions

First Known Use of montan wax

1902, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for montan wax

Latin montanus of a mountain

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The first known use of montan wax was in 1902

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