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Japan Wax

Japan Wax, a white, brittle wax with a. peculiar resinous odour, which is obtained from the fruit of certain plants, e.g. Rhus sglvestris, which occur in Japan and China. It melts at about 54 F., and has a specific gravity from -98 to 1-01, so that it usually just floats on water. It is employed for a variety of purposes, as for polishing furniture, in the manufacture of candles, perfumery, etc.