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Wax-Tree, Wax Myrtle, Candleberry

WAX-TREE, WAX MYRTLE, CANDLEBERRY, popular names of species of Myrica, especially M. cerifera, a North American plant, the fruits of which have a waxy covering and are used as a source of vegetable wax. M. Gale is the native British gale (q.v.) or sweet-gale.

Note - this article incorporates content from Encyclopaedia Britannica, Eleventh Edition, (1910-1911)

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