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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. See Wax insect, under wax.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Chinese wax prepared from the waxy secretions of certain hemipterous insects.
  • n. A Chinese scale-insect or bark-louse, Ericerus pela, a coccid from whose secretions Chinese wax is prepared.

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