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waxy

[′wak·sē]
(mineralogy)
A type of mineral luster that is soft like that of wax.
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The colour of sun-bleached polished mahogany, this precious liquid is described by whisky connoisseur Charles MacLean, as "a delicate, fresh, vital, fruity whisky, with unusual attributes of waxiness and smokiness".
Epicuticular cell with waxiness and micron scale convex non-smooth morphologies is shown in Fig.
Vivar has a wide flag leaf with an upright attitude, purplish auricles and pronounced sheath waxiness.
It has a different solid fat index, and to me there's a little bit of waxiness," says Jeffrey Stamp, a food technologist who developed Baked Lays for Frito-Lay and is now an independent new product development consultant in Cincinnati.
It has a low melting point, ensuring no waxiness remains on the palate while its blandness provides ice cream with a good clean flavour.