- a palm, Copernicia prunifera, of Brazil, having palmate leaves covered with wax.
- Also called carnauba wax. the hard, lustrous wax obtained from the leaves of this tree, used as a polish or floor wax.
- Also called: wax palm a Brazilian fan palm, Copernicia cerifera
- Also called: carnauba wax the wax obtained from the young leaves of this tree, used esp as a polish