candelilla

[kan-dl-ee-uh]
noun
a shrub, Euphorbia antisyphilitica, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, that is the source of a wax (candelilla wax) having various commercial uses.

Origin:
1935–40; < American Spanish; Spanish: small candle, equivalent to candel(a) candle + -illa diminutive suffix

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candelilla

noun
1. wax-coated Mexican shrub related to Euphorbia antisyphilitica 
2. wax-coated shrub of northern Mexico and southwestern United States 
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Walks into side canyons and visits to abandoned homesteads and old candelilla camps are definite highlights.
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