candelilla wax
a yellow-brown wax obtained from leaves of several plants of the Euphorbia genus

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  • Candelilla wax — is a wax derived from the leaves of the small Candelilla shrub native to northern Mexico and the southwestern United States, Euphorbia cerifera and Euphorbia antisyphilitica , from the family Euphorbiaceae . It is yellowish brown, hard, brittle… …   Wikipedia

  • candelilla wax —       hard, yellowish tan to brown wax found as a coating on candelilla shrubs, Euphorbia antisyphilitica or Euphorbia cerifera, which grow wild in northern Mexico and Texas. Candelilla wax resembles carnauba wax but is less hard. Because it… …   Universalium

  • candelilla wax — noun a hard brown wax that occurs as a coating on candelilla shrubs • Hypernyms: ↑wax • Substance Holonyms: ↑candelilla, ↑Euphorbia antisyphilitica, ↑Pedilanthus bracteatus, ↑Pedilanthus pavonis …   Useful english dictionary

  • candelilla — noun 1. wax coated Mexican shrub related to Euphorbia antisyphilitica • Syn: ↑Pedilanthus bracteatus, ↑Pedilanthus pavonis • Hypernyms: ↑slipper spurge, ↑slipper plant • Substance Meronyms: ↑candelilla wax …   Useful english dictionary

  • Wax — For other uses, see Wax (disambiguation). Cetyl palmitate, a typical wax ester …   Wikipedia

  • wax — wax1 waxable, adj. waxlike, adj. /waks/, n. 1. Also called beeswax. a solid, yellowish, nonglycerine substance allied to fats and oils, secreted by bees, plastic when warm and melting at about 145°F, variously employed in making candles, models,… …   Universalium

  • wax — Synonyms and related words: accrue, accumulate, advance, aluminum oxide, ambergris, anoint, antifriction, appreciate, augment, auto polish, balloon, bear fruit, beeswax, black lead, bloat, bloom, blossom, blubber, boom, boost, breakthrough, breed …   Moby Thesaurus

  • candelilla — /kan dl ee euh/, n. a shrub, Euphorbia antisyphilitica, of the southwestern U.S. and Mexico, that is the source of a wax (candelilla wax) having various commercial uses. [1935 40; < AmerSp; Sp: small candle, equiv. to candel(a) CANDLE + illa dim …   Universalium

  • candelilla — ☆ candelilla [kan΄də lil′ə, kan΄dəlē′yə ] n. [AmSp < Sp, dim. of candela (< L), CANDLE] either of two shrubs (Euphorbia antisiphylitica or Pedilanthus pavonis) of the spurge family, native to the SW U.S. and Mexico, which yield a wax used… …   English World dictionary

  • wax — I (New American Roget s College Thesaurus) v. cere, grease, coat, smooth, polish; grow, increase, strengthen. See smoothness. n. tallow, paraffin, beeswax, cerumen, oil. II (Roget s IV) n. Waxes include: paraffin, resin, spermaceti, lanolin,… …   English dictionary for students

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