carnauba wax

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carnauba wax

[kār′nȯ·bə ′waks]
(materials)
The hardest natural wax, having a melting point of 85°C, exuded from the leaves of the carnauba palm (Carnauba cerifera); used for insulating purposes and in making candles, shoe polish, high-luster wax, varnishes, phonograph records, and surface coating of automobiles. Also known as Brazil wax.

carnauba wax

A hard, high-melting-point wax; used in wood polishes and coatings to produce a matte finish.
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This wax is harder than beeswax, but not as hard as carnuba wax.
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