wax insect

noun

Definition of wax insect 

1 : any of several scales of the family Coccidae that secrete a wax from their bodies especially : a Chinese scale (Ericerus pe-la) that yields much of the commercial Chinese wax

2 : any of several homopterous insects of the family Fulgoridae that secrete a wax used by the Chinese (as for candles)

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