candleberry

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Etymology[edit]

candle +‎ berry: the waxy coating on the fruits of several species was traditionally used to make candles.

Noun[edit]

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candleberry (plural candleberries)

  1. Any of the plants in the genus Myrica, containing about 35-50 species of small trees and shrubs in the family Myricaceae, order Fagales, with a wide distribution, including Africa, Asia, Europe, North America and South America.
  2. The fruit of plants in the genus Myrica.

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