Work made of wax; especially, a figure or figures formed or partly of wax, in imitation of real beings. [1913 Webster]
(Bot.) An American climbing shrub (Celastrus scandens). It bears a profusion of yellow berrylike pods, which open in the autumn, and display the scarlet coverings of the seeds. [1913 Webster]
1 twining shrub of North America having three-valved yellow capsules enclosing scarlet seeds [syn: bittersweet, American bittersweet, climbing bittersweet, false bittersweet, staff vine, Celastrus scandens]
2 an effigy (usually of a famous person) made of wax [syn: wax figure]
Moby Thesaurusbust, carving, doll, dolly, dummy, fantoccini, figure, figurehead, figurine, gingerbread man, lay figure, man of straw, manikin, mannequin, marionette, model, monument, portrait bust, puppet, scarecrow, sculpture, snowman, statuary, statue, statuette, wax figure, wood carving
Waxwork or waxworks may refer to:
- Wax museum, a museum for a collection of wax figures.
- Celastrus scandens, a plant in the Celastraceae family.
- Waxwork (1988 film), a 1988 comedy/horror film.
- This film was followed by a sequel titled Waxwork II: Lost in Time.