Recent Examples on the WebInstead, the moss’s telltale sign of woe is its glum, grayish hue, a waxen appearance that comes from ferns and algae that have crept over it.
Sabrina Imbler, Smithsonian Magazine, 14 Dec. 2020
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First Known Use of waxen
before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1