Candelilla meaning

kăndl-ēə
A shrubby spurge (Euphorbia antisyphilitica) chiefly of western Texas and Mexico, having densely clustered, erect, essentially leafless stems that yield a multipurpose wax.
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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.
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Origin of candelilla

  • American Spanish diminutive of Spanish candela candle from Latin candēla candle

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