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ozocerite

[oh-zoh-kuh-rahyt, -suh-rahyt, oh-zoh-seer-ahyt] /oʊˈzoʊ kəˌraɪt, -səˌraɪt, ˌoʊ zoʊˈsɪər aɪt/
noun
1.
a waxlike mineral resin; mineral wax.
Also, ozokerite
[oh-zoh-kuh-rahyt, oh-zoh-keer-ahyt] /oʊˈzoʊ kəˌraɪt, ˌoʊ zoʊˈkɪər aɪt/ (Show IPA)
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Origin of ozocerite
1830-1840
1830-40; < German Ozokerit < Greek ozo- ozo- + kēr(ós) wax + German -it -ite1
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ozocerite

/əʊˈzəʊkəˌraɪt/
noun
1.
a brown or greyish wax that occurs associated with petroleum and is used for making candles and wax paper Also called earth wax, mineral wax
Word Origin
C19: from German Ozokerit, from Greek ozein to smell + kēros beeswax
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