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Meaning of WAX PALM

Pronunciation:  waks pâm

 
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 Definition: 
  1. [n]  palm of the Andes yielding a resinous wax which is mixed with tallow to make candles
  2. [n]  Brazilian fan palm having an edible root; source of a useful leaf fiber and a brittle yellowish wax
  3. [n]  South American palm yielding a wax similar to carnauba wax
 
 Synonyms: caranda, caranda palm, caranday, carnauba, carnauba palm, Ceroxylon alpinum, Ceroxylon andicola, Copernicia alba, Copernicia australis, Copernicia cerifera, Copernicia prunifera
 
 See Also: carnauba wax, Ceroxylon, Copernicia, fan palm, feather palm, genus ceroxylon, genus Copernicia

 

 

 

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