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 It’s also made of clean soy vegetable wax and burns for up to 80 hours with a scent that lasts all season. Madison Yauger, Peoplemag, 17 May 2023 It’s combined with vegetable wax to create a long-lasting burn. Jim Cobb, Field & Stream, 14 Feb. 2023 The candle is made of soy and vegetable wax and has a lead- and metal-free wick. Jamie Kim, Good Housekeeping, 13 Sep. 2022 It is crafted in the U.K. from a vegetable wax blend with top notes of lavender and thyme, and is housed in an elegant and arty porcelain vessel. Felicity Carter, Forbes, 17 Sep. 2021 The vegetable wax candle bursts with floral green abundance, like a garden baking in the hot afternoon sun. Mackenzie Fegan, Bon Appétit, 25 Sep. 2020 Tatine Candles Essential oils are blended into a GMO-free soy and vegetable wax. Gina Tomaine, Good Housekeeping, 10 Nov. 2017

These examples are programmatically compiled from various online sources to illustrate current usage of the word 'vegetable wax.' Any opinions expressed in the examples do not represent those of Merriam-Webster or its editors. Send us feedback about these examples.

Word History

First Known Use

1815, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of vegetable wax was in 1815

Dictionary Entries Near vegetable wax

Cite this Entry

“Vegetable wax.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 15 Jul. 2024.

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!