montan wax

noun

mon·​tan wax ˈmän-tᵊn- How to pronounce montan wax (audio)
: a hard brittle mineral wax obtained usually from lignites by extraction and used especially in polishes, carbon paper, and insulating compositions

Word History

Etymology

Latin montanus of a mountain

First Known Use

1902, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of montan wax was in 1902

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“Montan wax.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/montan%20wax. Accessed 27 Feb. 2024.

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