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A waxy substance of plant origin, as that obtained from certain palm trees.
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(Botany) any of various waxes that occur on parts of certain plants, esp the trunks of certain palms, and prevent loss of water from the plant
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a wax, or a substance resembling wax, obtained from various plants, as the wax palm.
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|Noun||1.||vegetable wax - a waxy substance obtained from plants (especially from the trunks of certain palms)|
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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