wax myrtle


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wax myrtle

n.
Any of several evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Myrica, especially M. cerifera of the southeast United States, having aromatic leaves and small berrylike fruit with a waxy coating.

wax myrtle

n
(Plants) a shrub, Myrica cerifera, of SE North America, having evergreen leaves and a small berry-like fruit with a waxy coating: family Myricaceae. Also called: bayberry, candleberry or waxberry

wax′ myr`tle


n.
a bayberry, Myrica cerifera, of the southeastern U.S., having waxy berries used in candlemaking.
[1800–10]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.wax myrtle - any shrub or small tree of the genus Myrica with aromatic foliage and small wax-coated berrieswax myrtle - any shrub or small tree of the genus Myrica with aromatic foliage and small wax-coated berries
genus Myrica, Myrica - deciduous aromatic shrubs or small trees
bay myrtle, Myrica cerifera, puckerbush - evergreen aromatic shrubby tree of southeastern United States having small hard berries thickly coated with white wax used for candles
candleberry, Myrica pensylvanica, swamp candleberry, waxberry, bayberry - deciduous aromatic shrub of eastern North America with grey-green wax-coated berries
bayberry tallow, bayberry wax - a fragrant green wax obtained from the wax myrtle and used in making candles
bush, shrub - a low woody perennial plant usually having several major stems
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