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mon·tan wax(mŏn′tən, -tăn′)
A hard white wax obtained from lignite and used in the manufacture of polishes, paints, and phonograph records.
[From Latin montānus, montane; see montane.]
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(Elements & Compounds) a hard wax obtained from lignite and peat, varying in colour from white to dark brown. It is used in polishes and candles
[C20: from Latin montānus of a mountain]
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mon′tan wax`(ˈmɒn tæn)
a dark brown bituminous wax extracted from lignite and peat.
[1905–10; < Latin montānus of a mountain (see montane)]
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|Noun||1.||montan wax - a hard wax obtained from lignite|
wax - any of various substances of either mineral origin or plant or animal origin; they are solid at normal temperatures and insoluble in water
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