waxwork

Definitions:

  • The art of modeling in wax.
  • A figure made of wax, especially a life-size wax effigy of a famous person.
  • An exhibition of wax figures in a museum.
  • Work in wax; especially, figures or ornaments made of wax; in ordinary usage, figures, as of real persons, usually of life-size, and more or less of deceptive resemblance, the heads, hands, etc., being in wax, and the rest of the figure so set up and clothed as to increase the imitative effect.
  • <em>plural</em> A place where a collection of such figures is exhibited.
  • The climbing bitter-sweet, <em>Celastrus scandens</em>: so named on account of the waxy scarlet aril of the fruit. See <internalXref urlencoded="Celastrus">Celastrus</internalXref> and <em>skiff-tree.</em> Also called <internalXref urlencoded="Roxbury%20wax-work">Roxbury wax-work</internalXref>.
  • Work made of wax; especially, a figure or figures formed or partly of wax, in imitation of real beings.
  • An American climbing shrub (<spn>Celastrus scandens</spn>). It bears a profusion of yellow berrylike pods, which open in the autumn, and display the scarlet coverings of the seeds.
  • A <xref>figure</xref> made of wax, especially an <xref>effigy</xref> of a <xref>famous</xref> <xref>person</xref>.
  • twining shrub of North America having yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds
  • an effigy (usually of a famous person) made of wax
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