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

First Known Use of wax palm

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

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“Wax palm.” The Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster Inc., https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wax%20palm. Accessed 6 December 2019.

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