Definitions for japan wax
Random House Webster's College Dictionary
a pale yellow, waxy, water-insoluble solid obtained from the fruit of certain sumacs, as Rhus succedanea, native to Japan and China: used chiefly in candles, polishes, and waxes.
Category: Chemistry, Plants
Origin of Japan wax:
Japan wax, Japan tallow(noun)
a yellow wax obtained from sumac berries; used in polishes