wax tree


wax tree
noun
: a tree yielding wax: as
b. : an arborescent evergreen privet (Ligustrum lucidum) of eastern Asia that is wholly glabrous, has dark green lustrous leaves and terminal panicles of white flowers, and is sometimes used in mild regions as a street tree
c. : a Chinese ash (Fraxinus chinensis) that is commonly encrusted with white wax by a wax insect (Ericerus pe-la) and is a major source of Chinese wax

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wax tree noun
A tree from which wax is obtained, eg a Japanese sumac (Rhus succedanea), the wax myrtle, a privet (Ligustrum lucidum), etc
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Main Entry:wax

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wax tree,
any one of various trees yielding wax, such as a sumac of Japan, or the wax myrtle.

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(also Japanese wax tree) n. an eastern Asian tree with white berries that produce a wax that is used as a substitute for beeswax. Rhus succedanea, family Anacardiaceae

Useful english dictionary. 2012.

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  • Wax tree — Wax Wax, n. [AS. weax; akin to OFries. wax, D. was, G. wachs, OHG. wahs, Icel. & Sw. vax, Dan. vox, Lith. vaszkas, Russ. vosk .] [1913 Webster] 1. A fatty, solid substance, produced by bees, and employed by them in the construction of their comb; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • wax tree — /ˈwæks tri/ (say waks tree) noun → rhus tree. Also, Chinese wax tree …   Australian English dictionary

  • wax-tree — …   Useful english dictionary

  • white wax tree — noun erect evergreen treelike shrub of China and Korea and Japan having acuminate leaves and flowers in long erect panicles; resembles Japanese privet • Syn: ↑Chinese privet, ↑Ligustrum lucidum • Hypernyms: ↑privet …   Useful english dictionary

  • japanese wax tree — noun Usage: usually capitalized J : a Japanese sumac (Rhus succedanea) …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wax — Wax, n. [AS. weax; akin to OFries. wax, D. was, G. wachs, OHG. wahs, Icel. & Sw. vax, Dan. vox, Lith. vaszkas, Russ. vosk .] [1913 Webster] 1. A fatty, solid substance, produced by bees, and employed by them in the construction of their comb;… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wax cloth — Wax Wax, n. [AS. weax; akin to OFries. wax, D. was, G. wachs, OHG. wahs, Icel. & Sw. vax, Dan. vox, Lith. vaszkas, Russ. vosk .] [1913 Webster] 1. A fatty, solid substance, produced by bees, and employed by them in the construction of their comb; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wax end — Wax Wax, n. [AS. weax; akin to OFries. wax, D. was, G. wachs, OHG. wahs, Icel. & Sw. vax, Dan. vox, Lith. vaszkas, Russ. vosk .] [1913 Webster] 1. A fatty, solid substance, produced by bees, and employed by them in the construction of their comb; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wax flower — Wax Wax, n. [AS. weax; akin to OFries. wax, D. was, G. wachs, OHG. wahs, Icel. & Sw. vax, Dan. vox, Lith. vaszkas, Russ. vosk .] [1913 Webster] 1. A fatty, solid substance, produced by bees, and employed by them in the construction of their comb; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Wax insect — Wax Wax, n. [AS. weax; akin to OFries. wax, D. was, G. wachs, OHG. wahs, Icel. & Sw. vax, Dan. vox, Lith. vaszkas, Russ. vosk .] [1913 Webster] 1. A fatty, solid substance, produced by bees, and employed by them in the construction of their comb; …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English