[AS.] A thick sticky stuff of a yellowish color made by bees (q. v.) to form cells for honey, and used in making sealing-wax (q. v.), in modeling and in making wax-cloth or floorcloth. Mineral wax is a substance resembling wax, found in connection with deposits of rock-salt and coal, and is also called ozocerite. Chinese wax is secreted by the wax-insect used in candles and medicine.

Wax-palm is a tree found in the Andes. Its stem is covered with a secretion consisting of resin and wax, which when melted with fat makes excellent candles.

Wax-bill is an Asiatic and African finch-like bird with a beak red like sealing-wax.