Chinese wax


  • Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
    • Chinese wax a snowy-white, waxlike substance brought from China. It is the bleached secretion of certain insects of the family Coccidæ especially Coccus Sinensis.
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In literature:

They also found iron, copper, steel, and a small quantity of wax which the Chinese had bought.
"The Philippine Islands, 1493-1803" by E.H. Blair
A Chinese ash yields a valuable white wax which exudes from the bark of the twigs.
"Trees Worth Knowing" by Julia Ellen Rogers
Chinese lanterns bobbed on golden wires slung from wall to wall whence the gilt mirrours with the wax candles of the West had all been removed.
"The Passionate Elopement" by Compton Mackenzie