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EARTH WAX

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 Dictionary entry overview: What does earth wax mean? 

EARTH WAX (noun)
  The noun EARTH WAX has 1 sense:

1. a waxy mineral that is a mixture of hydrocarbons and occurs in association with petroleum; some varieties are used in making ceresin and candles

  Familiarity information: EARTH WAX used as a noun is very rare.


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EARTH WAX (noun)


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Meaning:

A waxy mineral that is a mixture of hydrocarbons and occurs in association with petroleum; some varieties are used in making ceresin and candles

Classified under:

Nouns denoting substances

Synonyms:

ader wax; earth wax; mineral wax; ozocerite; ozokerite

Hypernyms ("earth wax" is a kind of...):

mineral (solid homogeneous inorganic substances occurring in nature having a definite chemical composition)


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