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waxwork

[waks-wurk] /ˈwæksˌwɜrk/
noun
1.
a figure, ornament, or other object made of wax, or especially the life-size effigy of a person.
2.
the bittersweet, Celastrus scandens.
Origin
1690-1700
1690-1700; wax1 + work
Related forms
waxworker, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for waxwork

waxwork

/ˈwæksˌwɜːk/
noun
1.
an object reproduced in wax, esp as an ornament
2.
a life-size lifelike figure, esp of a famous person, reproduced in wax
3.
(pl; functioning as singular or pl) a museum or exhibition of wax figures or objects
Derived Forms
waxworker, noun
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