What does the word waxy mean?

Usage examples for waxy

  1. Suddenly the smoke thickened into a dense black cloud of a pungent, waxy odour, and immediately afterwards bright tongues of flame came darting up between the bales and packages upon which the men in the hold were working. – The Log of a Privateersman by Harry Collingwood
  2. For a long time people believed this was honey dew, but instead, it is a waxy substance which is not sweet. – The Insect Folk by Margaret Warner Morley
  3. He was indeed desperately involved, being so completely wound up in the waxy mass that he could not climb over the tub's edge. – Penelope's Irish Experiences by Kate Douglas Wiggin