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  1. Japan wax, Japan tallow(noun)

    a yellow wax obtained from sumac berries; used in polishes


  1. Japan wax

    Japan wax also known as sumac wax, China green tallow, and Japan tallow. This material is a pale-yellow, waxy, water-insoluble solid with a gummy feel, obtained from the berries of certain sumacs native to Japan and China, such as Toxicodendron vernicifluum and Toxicodendron succedanea. Japan wax is a byproduct of lacquer manufacture. It is not a true wax but a fat that contains 10-15% palmitin, stearin, and olein with about 1% japanic acid. Japan wax is sold in flat squares or disks and has a rancid odor. It is extracted by expression and heat, or by the action of solvents.


  1. Chaldean Numerology

    The numerical value of japan wax in Chaldean Numerology is: 1

  2. Pythagorean Numerology

    The numerical value of japan wax in Pythagorean Numerology is: 9

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