Definitions

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. A white waxy solid obtained from Chinese wax, and by the distillation of cerotin.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. A white waxy solid obtained from Chinese wax, and by the distillation of cerotin.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. A solid hydrocarbon, C27H54, obtained by the distillation of Chinese wax. It melts at 57–58° C.

Etymologies

Latin cerotum a pomade. See cerate. (Wiktionary)

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