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Definition of "beeswax" [bees•wax]

  • The yellow to grayish-brown wax secreted by the honeybee for constructing honeycombs. (noun)
  • Commercial wax obtained by processing and purifying the crude wax of the honeybee and used in making candles, crayons, and polishes. (noun)

American Heritage(R) Dictionary of the English Language, Fifth Edition. Copyright (c) 2011 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.

Use "beeswax" in a sentence
  • "He sputtered back that the viscosity of melted beeswax is different than urine and blood, the two things he most commonly pours."
  • "To add insult to injury, the soap lathers badly - perhaps because beeswax is not a natural lathering agent."
  • "I do know that beeswax is available, but at what cost?"