from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. either of two Mexican shrubs Pedilanthus bracteatus or Pedilanthus pavonis.
- n. a wax-coated shrub (Euphorbia antisyphilitica) of northern Mexico and the southwestern U.S.
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A number of different materials are used, including natural beeswax and carnauba, candellila, and rice-bran waxes and vegetable oils, and such petrochemical by-products as paraffin, polyethylene waxes, and mineral oil.