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.

Exact synonyms: Bay Myrtle, Puckerbush
Generic synonyms: Wax Myrtle



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Lexicographical Neighbors of Myrica Cerifera

Myopus
Myosotis
Myosotis scorpiodes
Myosotis sylvatica
Myotis
Myotis leucifugus
Myotis velifer
Myr
Myra
Myrcia
Myrciaria
Myrciaria cauliflora
Myrdal
Myriapoda
Myrica
Myrica cerifera (current term)
Myrica gale
Myrica pensylvanica
Myricaceae
Myricales
Myricaria
Myricaria germanica
Myriophyllum
Myristica
Myristica fragrans
Myristicaceae
Myrmecia
Myrmecobius
Myrmecobius fasciatus
Myrmecophaga

Literary usage of Myrica cerifera

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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 ..."

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