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Any of a number of trees or shrubs whose berries or seeds yield a wax or oil that can be used for making candles.
- ‘Wax was also used, commonly the greenish-white yield from candleberries, while that of a beehive was certainly more expensive, only seen in the houses of the rich.’
- ‘If either bayberries or candleberries were available, they would be boiled until the wax rose to the tip.’
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The definitions of ‘buddy’ and ‘bro’ in the OED have recently been revised. We explore their history and increase in popularity.