a palm, Copernicia prunifera, of Brazil, having palmate leaves covered with wax.
Also called carnauba wax. the hard, lustrous wax obtained from the leaves of this tree, used as a polish or floor wax.
carnauba wax is extensively used in the manufacture of candles.
Cooley’s Practical Receipts, Volume II Arnold Cooley
The carnauba root likewise has a diuretic power, and possesses unusual efficacy, in the cure of acute and chronic blennorrhas.
Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley
If the ratio is above 3.8, it is very probable that Japanese or carnauba wax or grease has been added.
Scientific American Supplement, No. 443, June 28, 1884 Various
Also called wax palm. a Brazilian fan palm, Copernicia cerifera
Also called carnauba wax. the wax obtained from the young leaves of this tree, used esp as a polish
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