wax palm

wax palm

noun
1.
a tall, pinnate-leaved palm, Ceroxylon alpinum (or C. andicola ), of the Andes, whose stem and leaves yield a resinous wax.
2.
any of several other palms that are the source of wax, as the carnauba.

Origin:
1820–30

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wax palm
 
n
1.  a tall Andean palm tree, Ceroxylon andicola, having pinnate leaves that yield a resinous wax used in making candles
2.  another name for carnauba

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