Montan-wax definition

mŏntən, -tăn
A hard white wax obtained from lignite and used in the manufacture of polishes, paints, and phonograph records.
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A brown or whitish hydrocarbon wax extracted from lignite and peat, and used in making candles, polishes, etc.
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Origin of montan-wax

  • From Latin montānus montane montane

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