wax tree


Definition of wax tree

: a tree yielding wax: such as
a : japanese wax tree
b : an arborescent evergreen privet (Ligustrum lucidum) of eastern Asia that is wholly glabrous, has dark green lustrous leaves and terminal panicles of white flowers, and is sometimes used in mild regions as a street tree
c : a Chinese ash (Fraxinus chinensis) that is commonly encrusted with white wax by a wax insect (Ericerus pe-la) and is a major source of Chinese wax

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“Wax tree.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/wax%20tree. Accessed 30 Nov. 2021.

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