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candelilla

[kan-dl-ee-uh] /ˌkæn dlˈi ə/
noun
1.
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
1935-1940
1935-40; < American Spanish; Spanish: small candle, equivalent to candel(a) candle + -illa diminutive suffix
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  • Walks into side canyons and visits to abandoned homesteads and old candelilla camps are definite highlights.

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