Plant wax

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Description

    • turned off -same as vegatable wax****Any waxy, long-chain hydrocarbon obtained from a plant. Examples of plant waxes are: candelilla, carnauba, and japan wax. Plant waxes are often used for leather dressing because they emulsify with water.

Synonyms and Related Terms

vegetable wax

Sources Checked for Data in Record

  • Matt Roberts, Don Etherington, Bookbinding and the Conservation of Books: a Dictionary of Descriptive Terminology, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington DC, 1982

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