Definition of beeswax in English:


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Pronunciation: /ˈbiːzwaks


[mass noun]
  • 1The wax secreted by bees to make honeycombs and used to make wood polishes and candles: she rubbed her furniture with beeswax [as modifier]: beeswax candles
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    • Kids will love to watch the industrious honeybees at work in a display hive while you shop for raspberry honey butter and beeswax candles.
    • He lit the five beeswax candles in the brass candelabra sitting on the corner of the desk, and threw open the topmost book as he seated himself.
    • Use only the highest quality oils and unscented beeswax candles.
  • 2North American informal A person’s concern or business: that’s none of your beeswax
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    • Which was very wise, considering it was none of their beeswax.
    • I consider it none of my beeswax if someone makes a million dollars in one of these things or loses his shirt.
    • I know you have your reasons, and, ultimately, it's none of my beeswax.


[with object] (often as adjective beeswaxed) Back to top  
  • Polish (furniture) with beeswax: beeswaxed pews
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    • Each handle is hand-stitched using vegetable dyed English tan leather with beeswaxed twine.
    • At the weekend, we beeswaxed the furniture.
    • Tomorrow she would beeswax the furniture and polish the wood into a deep gleam, but today she didn’t have time – she had to go and see the doctor.

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