from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.
- noun A yellow-brown to black or green hydrocarbon wax, found in irregular veins in sandstones and used in making electrical insulation and polishes.
from The Century Dictionary.
- To treat with ozocerite or native paraffin.
- noun A mixture of natural paraffins existing in the bituminous sandstones of coal-measures.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.
- noun (Min.) A waxlike mineral resin; -- sometimes called
native paraffin, and mineral wax.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.
- noun mineralogy A dark
waxy mineral, found associated with petroleumin some sandstones, used to make polishes.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- noun a waxy mineral that is a mixture of hydrocarbons and occurs in association with petroleum; some varieties are used in making ceresin and candles
from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
[Greek ozein, to smell + Greek kēros, wax + –ite.]
A native mineral paraffine, known as ozocerite, is mined in Utah and Galicia; it is used as an insulating material.