wax palm

noun

Definition of wax palm 

: any of several palms that yield wax: such as

a : an Andean pinnate-leaved palm (Ceroxylon alpinum synonym C. andicola) whose stem yields a resinous wax used in candles

b : carnauba

First Known Use of wax palm

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

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