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white wax

a yellowish-white, somewhat translucent, tasteless solid, prepared by bleaching beeswax, used chiefly in pharmacy.
Origin of white wax
1535-45 Unabridged
Based on the Random House Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2016.
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  • The bit of white-wax was tasteless; but it served its purpose.

    A Struggle For Life Thomas Bailey Aldrich
  • He brought with him the white-wax bee, which in time became a new source of wealth for the island.

    The History of Cuba, vol. 2 Willis Fletcher Johnson

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