wax myrtle

noun

Definition of wax myrtle

:any of a genus (Myrica of the family Myricaceae, the wax-myrtle family) of trees or shrubs with aromatic foliage; especially :a shrub or small tree (M. cerifera) of the eastern U.S. having small hard berries with a thick coating of bluish-white wax used for candles

First Known Use of wax myrtle

1806


WAX MYRTLE Defined for Kids

wax myrtle

noun

Definition of wax myrtle for Students

:a shrub or small tree that has bluish gray waxy berries and is related to the bayberry

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