Definition of ceresin in English:

ceresin

noun

mass noun
  • A hard whitish paraffin wax used with or instead of beeswax.

    • ‘Formerly implied refined ozocerite: nowadays may often refer to refined HMP wax manufactured from petroleum or a mixture of such a wax with genuine ceresin.’
    • ‘Albolene is a moisturizing cleanser containing mineral oil, petrolatum, paraffin, ceresin and beta carotene.’
    • ‘I find that the beeswax or ceresin seals the leather grain when it is buffed and is an added ounce of prevention.’

Origin

Late 19th century: from modern Latin ceres (from Latin cera ‘wax’) + -in.

Pronunciation

ceresin

/ˈsɛrɪsɪn/