candelilla[kan′də lil′ə, -lē′yə]
either of two shrubs (Euphorbia antisiphylitica or Pedilanthus pavonis) of the spurge family, native to the SW U.S. and Mexico, which yield a wax used for polishes, varnishes, etc.
Origin of candelillaAmerican Spanish ; from Spanish diminutive of candela (; from L), candle
A shrubby spurge (Euphorbia antisyphilitica) chiefly of western Texas and Mexico, having densely clustered, erect, essentially leafless stems that yield a multipurpose wax.
Origin of candelillaAmerican Spanish, diminutive of Spanish candela, candle, from Latin candēla; see candle.