Beeswax Definition

The yellow to grayish-brown wax secreted by the honeybee for constructing honeycombs.
American Heritage
A tallowlike substance that honeybees secrete and use for building their honeycomb: it is used in candles, polishes, etc.
Webster's New World
Commercial wax obtained by processing and purifying the crude wax of the honeybee and used in making candles, crayons, and polishes.
American Heritage
A matter of concern or business that pertains to someone.
It's none of your beeswax where I'm going tonight.
American Heritage

A wax secreted by bees from which they make honeycomb; or, the processed form of this wax used in the manufacture of various goods.


To polish (something) with beeswax.


Origin of Beeswax

  • Sense 3, jocular alteration of business

    From American Heritage Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition

  • From bees + 's + wax

    From Wiktionary

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