HyperDic: wax_palm

English > 3 senses of the expression wax palm:
NOUNplantwax palm, caranday, caranda, caranda palm, Copernicia australis, Copernicia albaSouth American palm yielding a wax similar to carnauba wax
plantwax palm, carnauba, carnauba palm, Copernicia prunifera, Copernicia ceriferaBrazilian fan palm having an edible root
plantwax palm, Ceroxylon andicola, Ceroxylon alpinumpalm of the Andes yielding a resinous wax which is mixed with tallow to make candles
English > wax palm: 3 senses > noun 1, plant
MeaningSouth American palm yielding a wax similar to carnauba wax.
Synonymscaranday, caranda, caranda palm, Copernicia australis, Copernicia alba
Member ofCopernicia, genus CoperniciaSlow-growing tropical fan palms
Broaderfan palmpalm having palmate or fan-shaped leaves
Spanishcaranda, caranday, Copernicia australis
Catalancaranday
English > wax palm: 3 senses > noun 2, plant
MeaningBrazilian fan palm having an edible root; source of a useful leaf fiber and a brittle yellowish wax.
Synonymscarnauba, carnauba palm, Copernicia prunifera, Copernicia cerifera
Member ofCopernicia, genus CoperniciaSlow-growing tropical fan palms
Broaderfan palmpalm having palmate or fan-shaped leaves
Substancescarnauba wax, carnaubaHard yellowish to brownish wax from leaves of the carnauba palm used especially in floor waxes and polishes
Catalancarnauba
English > wax palm: 3 senses > noun 3, plant
Meaningpalm of the Andes yielding a resinous wax which is mixed with tallow to make candles.
SynonymsCeroxylon andicola, Ceroxylon alpinum
Member ofCeroxylon, genus Ceroxylonwax palms
Broaderfeather palmpalm having pinnate or featherlike leaves

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