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Noun: wax palm  waks paam
  1. South American palm yielding a wax similar to carnauba wax
    - caranday, caranda, caranda palm, Copernicia australis, Copernicia alba
  2. Brazilian fan palm having an edible root; source of a useful leaf fibre and a brittle yellowish wax
    - carnauba, carnauba palm, Copernicia prunifera, Copernicia cerifera
  3. Palm of the Andes yielding a resinous wax which is mixed with tallow to make candles
    - Ceroxylon andicola, Ceroxylon alpinum

Derived forms: wax palms

Type of: fan palm, feather palm

Part of: Ceroxylon, Copernicia, genus Ceroxylon, genus Copernicia

Encyclopedia: Wax palm