What does the word paraffin mean?

Usage examples for paraffin

  1. Her eyes shone defiantly in the glare of the paraffin lamp. – Colorado Jim by George Goodchild
  2. He opened it slowly, took it to the small deal table, which held a paraffin lamp, and sat down to read it. – Lady Merton, Colonist by Mrs. Humphry Ward
  3. The room was a small one, brilliantly lighted by a paraffin lamp. – The Sowers by Henry Seton Merriman