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Meaning of wax palm

wax' palm"

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. a tall, pinnate-leaved palm, Ceroxylon alpinum (or C. andicola), of the Andes, whose stem and leaves yield a resinous wax.
  2. any of several other palms that are the source of wax, as the carnauba.
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