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  1. carnauba wax, carnauba(noun)

    hard yellowish to brownish wax from leaves of the carnauba palm used especially in floor waxes and polishes

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  1. carnauba wax(Noun)

    A yellow-brown wax obtained from the leaves of the Brazilian carnauba palm (Copernicia prunifera); used in cosmetics, polishes etc.

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  1. Carnauba wax

    Carnauba, also called Brazil wax and palm wax, is a wax of the leaves of the palm Copernicia prunifera, a plant native to and grown only in the northeastern Brazilian states of Piauí, Ceará, and Rio Grande do Norte. It is known as "queen of waxes" and in its pure state, usually comes in the form of hard yellow-brown flakes. It is obtained from the leaves of the carnauba palm by collecting and drying them, beating them to loosen the wax, then refining and bleaching the wax.

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