beeswax

[beez-waks]
noun
1.
wax1 ( def 1 ).
verb (used with object)
2.
to rub or treat with beeswax.

Origin:
1670–80; bee1 + 's1 + wax1

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beeswax (ˈbiːzˌwæks)
 
n
1.  a.  a yellowish or dark brown wax secreted by honeybees for constructing honeycombs
 b.  this wax after refining, purifying, etc, used in polishes, ointments, and for modelling
 
vb
2.  (tr) to polish with such wax

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beeswax
1670s, from bee + wax. As a jocular alteration of business (usually in an injunction to someone to mind his own) attested from 1934 in Lower East Side slang as reproduced in Henry Roth's "Call It Sleep."
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beeswax definition

[ˈbizwæks]
  1. n.
    business; concern. (See also mind your own beeswax; none of (so's) beeswax.) : Tend to your own beeswax.
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Example sentences
And then there are wildlife products, such as beeswax.
Some communities are deriving additional income by producing beeswax candles
  and other products.
Look for crayons made from beeswax and infused with natural dyes.
Honeybee hives have long provided humans with honey and beeswax.
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