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WordNet 3.0Copyright Princeton University


Short "hint"

Covered with a water-repellent, flammable substance made by bees or from mineral oil.

Usage examples (38)
  • The covering on the jar was waxy to prevent rain from getting inside.
  • As shiny as a waxy pippin
  • 1 lbs baby new potatoes, cut into 1 inch pieces (I subbed plain waxy potatoes) 10 oz canned whole tomatoes, squeezed to shred
  • It goes on really smooth, without any kind of waxy feel. for more
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