Definitions for: Waxwork


[n] an effigy (usually of a famous person) made of wax
[n] twining shrub of North America having three-valved yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds



Webster (1913) Definition: Wax"work`, n.
1. Work made of wax; especially, a figure or figures formed
or partly of wax, in imitation of real beings.

2. (Bot.) An American climbing shrub (Celastrus scandens).
It bears a profusion of yellow berrylike pods, which open
in the autumn, and display the scarlet coverings of the
seeds.

Synonyms: American bittersweet, bittersweet, Celastrus scandens, climbing bittersweet, false bittersweet, staff vine, wax figure

See Also: Celastrus, effigy, genus Celastrus, image, simulacrum, vine

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