divination by use of melted wax dropped into water
Greek ceros ‘wax’
“divination by means of melted wax dripped in water” (the shapes supposedly previsioning a future spouse, etc.), 1650s, from French ceromancie, Medieval Latin ceromantia; see cere (n.) + -mancy.
any of various, usually climbing or trailing, plants of the genus Ceropegia, native to the Old World tropics and often cultivated as houseplants.
pertaining to modeling in wax. modeled in wax. adjective relating to wax modelling modelled in wax
pertaining to modeling in wax. modeled in wax. noun (functioning as sing) the art of wax modelling adjective relating to wax modelling modelled in wax
of or derived from cerotic acid.
a white, crystalline, water-insoluble, odorless wax, C 26 H 52 O 2 , usually obtained from beeswax or carnauba wax. noun another name (not in technical usage) for hexacosanoic acid