beeswax

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Etymology[edit]

Beeswax

From bee + s' + wax (= bees' wax)

Pronunciation[edit]

  • (US) IPA(key): /ˈbizwæks/
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Noun[edit]

beeswax (usually uncountable, plural beeswaxes)

  1. A wax secreted by bees from which they make honeycomb; or, the processed form of this wax used in the manufacture of various goods.
  2. (colloquial, mildly humorous)Business”, as in such phrases as mind your own beeswax and none of your beeswax.

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Verb[edit]

beeswax (third-person singular simple present beeswaxes, present participle beeswaxing, simple past and past participle beeswaxed)

  1. (transitive) To polish with beeswax.