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Meaning of WAXWORK

Pronunciation:  'wakswurk

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
  1. [n]  an effigy (usually of a famous person) made of wax
  2. [n]  twining shrub of North America having three-valved yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds
 

WAXWORK is a 7 letter word that starts with W.

 

 Synonyms: American bittersweet, bittersweet, Celastrus scandens, climbing bittersweet, false bittersweet, staff vine, wax figure
 
 See Also: Celastrus, effigy, genus Celastrus, image, simulacrum, vine

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Wax"work`\, n.
1. Work made of wax; especially, a figure or figures formed
   or partly of wax, in imitation of real beings.

2. (Bot.) An American climbing shrub ({Celastrus scandens}).
   It bears a profusion of yellow berrylike pods, which open
   in the autumn, and display the scarlet coverings of the
   seeds.

 

 

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