Wax-myrtle definitions

Any of several evergreen shrubs or small trees of the genus Myrica, especially M. cerifera of the southeast United States, having aromatic leaves and small berrylike fruit with a waxy coating.
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An evergreen bayberry (Myrica cerifera) native to E North America and having grayish-white berries coated with a wax used for candles.
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An evergreen bayberry, especially the common Myrica cerifera of the southern U.S. The wax covering its nutlets is used for making scented candles.
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Alternative spelling of wax myrtle.
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