One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A plant bearing flowers with a waxy appearance.
an Australian shrub with white or pink flowers (genus Eriostemon, family Rutaceae).
- ‘To accompany the modern bridal gown, the florist provided a fragrant, hand-tied bouquet of white hydrangea, pink wax flower, seeded eucalyptus, white hypericum berries, and ivy.’
- ‘The most eye-catching of all of them is perhaps the ‘red wax flower’.’
- ‘Although it is sometimes called the blue wax flower or blue honeywort, we ask for it using the horticultural Latin to avoid confusion.’
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