Definition of candleberry in English:

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Pronunciation: /ˈkandlˌberē/

noun (plural candleberries)

Any of a number of trees or shrubs whose berries or seeds yield a wax or oil that can be used for making candles, in particular.
  • A bayberry or related North American shrub (genus Myrica, family Myricaceae). The candlenut..
Example sentences
  • If either bayberries or candleberries were available, they would be boiled until the wax rose to the tip.
  • Wax was also used, commonly the greenish-white yield from candleberries, while that of a beehive was certainly more expensive, only seen in the houses of the rich.

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Syllabification: can·dle·ber·ry

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