American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition
- n. Any of certain bayberries, the wax myrtle, or the fruit of these plants.
- n. See candlenut.
Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. The fruit of Aleurites triloba, the candleberry-tree: so named because the kernels, when dried and stuck on a reed, are used by the Polynesians as candles. Also called candlenut.
- n. The wax-myrtle, Myrica cerifera, and its fruit. See
- n. Common name of the plants in the genus Myrica, containing about 35-50 species of small trees and shrubs in the family Myricaceae, order Fagales, with a wide distribution, including Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America.
- n. The fruit of plants in the genus Myrica.
- n. deciduous aromatic shrub of eastern North America with grey-green wax-coated berries
- candle + berry (Wiktionary)
“A good specimen of myrtle, or candleberry wax, accompanied by candles made from it in the crude unbleached state in New Brunswick, was shown at the Great Exhibition.”
The Commercial Products of the Vegetable Kingdom Considered in Their Various Uses to Man and in Their Relation to the Arts and Manufactures; Forming a Practical Treatise & Handbook of Reference for the Colonist, Manufacturer, Merchant, and Consumer, on the Cultivation, Preparation for Shipment, and Commercial Value, &c. of the Various Substances Obtained From Trees and Plants, Entering into the Husbandry of Tropical and Sub-tropical Regions, &c.
“He put in the finished candlesticks and a box of candleberry dips he had made of delightfully spiced wax, coloured pale green.”
“Then, hat in hand, he asked Sir Peter's indulgence for a private conference with me, and led me away by the arm into a sweet-smelling lane, all thick with honeysuckle and candleberry shrub.”
“As we had the trough slung under the cart we had to choose the clearest possible route, avoiding anything like a thicket; we, therefore, could not pass directly by the candleberry and caoutchouc trees, and I sent”
“-- The candleberry tree, much cultivated in tropical countries for the sake of its nuts.”
“The banks of this creek are adorned with natural groves and copses, in which Mr. Hall observed the candleberry myrtle in great abundance: but a more interesting sight was afforded by numerous organic remains, with which the blocks of limestone, scattered through the low ground around it, are encrusted, as if with rude sculpture.”
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“But the real candle-producing species is the Myrica or Morella pensylvanica, known also as northern bayberry or candleberry.”
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