wax palm


: any of several palms that yield wax: such as
: an Andean pinnate-leaved palm (Ceroxylon alpinum synonym C. andicola) whose stem yields a resinous wax used in candles

Examples of wax palm in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web Not long into the film — as towering wax palm trees filled the screen — my eyes glazed with tears. New York Times, 15 Dec. 2021 There are wax palm trees there that are 200 feet tall, which exist nowhere else in the world. Meredith Carey, Condé Nast Traveler, 24 Nov. 2021

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Word History

First Known Use

circa 1828, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of wax palm was circa 1828

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“Wax palm.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wax%20palm. Accessed 5 Dec. 2023.

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