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paraffin wax paraffin in its solid form, used esp. in making candles, sealing preserving jars, and the like.
sealing wax a mixture of resin and turpentine that softens when heated, used for sealing letters, documents, and the like.
wax bean a crop plant that is a variety of the kidney bean. [2 definitions]
wax museum a display or collection of wax figures, usu. life-size representations of famous people.
wax myrtle a shrub of the southeastern United States bearing small grayish white berries, the wax coating of which is used in making candles.
wax palm any of several palm trees of the Andes, the trunks of which produce a wax used in making candles, polishes, and the like.
wax paper a translucent wrapping paper that has been coated with paraffin to make it moisture-proof.