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montan wax

[mon-tan] /ˈmɒn tæn/
a dark-brown bituminous wax extracted from lignite and peat: used chiefly in polishes and waxes for furniture, shoes, etc.
Also called lignite wax.
Origin of montan wax
1905-10; < Latin montānus of a mountain (see montane) Unabridged
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montan wax

a hard wax obtained from lignite and peat, varying in colour from white to dark brown. It is used in polishes and candles
Word Origin
C20: from Latin montānus of a mountain
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