Definition of wax tree in English:

wax tree

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(also Japanese wax tree)

noun

  • An East Asian tree with white berries that produce a wax which is used as a substitute for beeswax.
    • Rhus succedanea, family Anacardiaceae
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    • Back in Japan, after the Edo period, raising wax trees was promoted and candles were manufactured domestically.
    • Both the holly and wax tree are evergreens, their leaves have a somewhat similar appearance, and the wax insect that feeds off the wax tree is also found occasionally on the holly.
    • Besides beeswax, Japanese candles were also made from plant-derived materials, such as Japanese lacquer trees, Japanese wax trees, and rice bran.

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