Main definitions of waxy in English

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waxy1

adjective

  • Resembling wax in consistency or appearance.

    ‘waxy potatoes’
    • ‘Kipflers are wonderful, waxy, yellow-fleshed potatoes that were first identified in Germany.’
    • ‘Their faces were waxy, white and drawn, their eyes open and blank.’
    • ‘If you find a white, fluffy, waxy material on the undersides of leaves or in the leaf axils, your plant has mealybugs.’
    • ‘He'd lost a lot of weight and his skin looked grey and waxy.’
    • ‘Cholesterol is a white, waxy substance found in all animal tissues.’
    • ‘Their faces were waxy and pallid in the glow of the torchlight.’
    • ‘Sodium is a silvery white metal with a waxy appearance.’
    • ‘Frostbitten skin initially turns red, then it takes on a whitish, waxy appearance.’
    • ‘It continued with a thick steak of char-grilled tuna, sitting on a warm, waxy potato and anchovy salad, the heat of the fish wilting some pert baby spinach.’
    • ‘They were passing through a grove of low trees now, with drifts of creamy blossom and the waxy green leaves of citrus trees.’
    • ‘There, among the white waxy flowers, she saw a small, snow-white moth with grayish hind wings.’
    • ‘Also known as the Jersey Royal, this is a waxy salad potato famed for its distinctive flavour.’
    • ‘His yellowish-white jowls drooped, giving him a waxy appearance.’
    • ‘Although he was still warm to the touch, he had a waxy appearance which suggested a lack of oxygen.’
    • ‘It has big balls of bright orange flowers and large waxy grey leaves, but because it won't tolerate temperatures below about 15-degrees Celsius, it will only grow in a glasshouse this far south.’
    • ‘A police spokesman said the fake notes can be identified by their feel, as they will appear limp, waxy or shiny, unlike regular notes, which should be crisp.’
    • ‘The waxy white flowers of citrus fruits are produced from January onwards, with many varieties having a delicious fragrance capable of filling a small conservatory.’
    • ‘A favourite flower for the bouquet's centre was the amazon lily, which had white waxy blooms.’
    • ‘In another salad, waxy redskin potatoes with a deep, earthy flavour were served warm, along with a poached egg, on a combination of leaves and vegetables sprinkled with sesame seeds.’
    • ‘Dishes of sliced waxy potatoes baked with cheese are popular all over the Alps.’
    pallid, pale, pasty, wan, ashen, colourless, anaemic, bloodless, washed out, ashy, chalky, chalk-white, white, grey, whitish, waxy, blanched, drained, ghastly, sickly, sallow, as white as a ghost, as white as a sheet, deathly pale
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Pronunciation:

waxy

/ˈwaksi/

Main definitions of waxy in English

: waxy1waxy2

waxy2

adjective

British
dated, informal
  • Angry; bad-tempered.

Pronunciation:

waxy

/ˈwaksi/