Definition of Myrica cerifera
1. Noun. Evergreen aromatic shrubby tree of southeastern United States having small hard berries thickly coated with white wax used for candles.
Lexicographical Neighbors of Myrica Cerifera
Literary usage of Myrica cerifera
Below you will find example usage of this term as found in modern and/or classical literature:
1. Notes on North America, Agricultural, Economical, and Social by James Finlay Weir Johnston (1851)
"—Myrica cerifera abundant on the sands.—Wax extracted from it by the French habitants.—North-east horn of the Province of New Brunswick. ..."
2. The American Journal of Science, & C (1818)
"Chemical Examination of the Berries of the Myrica cerifera, or Wax Myrtle, by JF DANA, M. D, Chemical Assistant in Harvard University, and Lecturer on ..."
3. Transactions of the Literary and Historical Society of Quebec (1831)
"John Adams, Esq.—A specimen of the Wax Plant, (myrica cerifera.) Dr. Perrault.—Several articles of Chinese manufacture, viz.—a mantle, a silk apron, ..."
4. A Text-book of Materia Medica and Therapeutics, Characteristic, Analytical by Allen Corson Cowperthwaite (1909)
"... Myrica cerifera. Natural order.—Myricaceae. Common names.—Bayberry. Wax Myrtle. Habitat,—Aji indigenous plant growing in great abundance along the sea ..."