vegetable wax


Definition of vegetable wax

: a wax of plant origin secreted commonly in thin flakes by the walls of epidermal cells

Examples of vegetable wax in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web The vegetable wax candle bursts with floral green abundance, like a garden baking in the hot afternoon sun. Mackenzie Fegan, Bon Appétit, "This Tomato-Scented Candle Lets Me Hold On to Summer All Winter Long," 25 Sep. 2020 Tatine Candles Essential oils are blended into a GMO-free soy and vegetable wax. Gina Tomaine, Good Housekeeping, "13 Best Natural Candles You'll Actually Be Proud To Gift This Year," 10 Nov. 2017

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First Known Use of vegetable wax

1815, in the meaning defined above

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7 Oct 2020

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“Vegetable wax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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