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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.
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(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
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a bayberry, Myrica cerifera, of the southeastern U.S., having waxy berries used in candlemaking.
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|Noun||1.||wax myrtle - any shrub or small tree of the genus Myrica with aromatic foliage and small wax-coated berries|
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
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