Definition of Japan wax
1. Noun. A yellow wax obtained from sumac berries; used in polishes.
Medical Definition of Japan wax
1. A vegetable wax derived from Rhus succedanea and Toxicodendron verniciferum. (05 Mar 2000)
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Literary usage of Japan wax
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1. Pharmaceutical Journal by Pharmaceutical Society of Great Britain (1860)
"japan wax has also been described by Martiny as follows :— " To determine this ... Rhus succedanea, the species which furnishes the japan wax, has long been ..."
2. Chemical Technology and Analysis of Oils, Fats, and Waxes by Julius Lewkowitsch (1904)
"japan wax is a hard, tallow-like mass which surrounds the kernels of the ... The manufacture of japan wax is carried out in a somewhat crude fashion by ..."
3. Chemical Technology, Or, Chemistry in Its Applications to Arts and Manufactures by Charles Edward Groves, William Thorp, Friedrich Ludwig Knapp, Thomas Richardson, Edmund Ronalds, Henry Watts, William Joseph Dibdin (1895)
"japan wax.—This is also a fat containing nearly the same amount of glycerol as myrtle wax. It is obtained from the berries of several species of Rhus, ..."
4. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention, American Pharmaceutical Association Meeting (1899)
"Cold Cream: Spermaceti, 12.5 Gm.; japan wax, 10.0 Gm.; expressed oil of almond, 62.0 Cc.: stronger rose-water, 19.0 Gm.; sodium borate, ..."
5. Proceedings of the American Pharmaceutical Association at the Annual Meeting by American Pharmaceutical Association, National Pharmaceutical Convention (1899)
"60 powder, 32 Gm. ; Japan * * z Gm. ; resin, 18 Gm.; lard, ^8 Gm. : oil of turpentine, 15 Cc. )ll65 Cm. r> Cerate: Spermaceti, 10 Gm. ; Japan -wax, ..."
6. Tropical Agriculture: A Treatise on the Culture, Preparation, Commerce and by Peter Lund Simmonds (1889)
"THE japan wax TREE.—In Japan a considerable quantity of solid vegetable wax, which melts at 128° and congeals at 132°, is obtained from the seeds or berries ..."