As nouns the difference between paraffin and beeswax
is that paraffin
is paraffin, alkane while beeswax
is a wax secreted by bees from which they make honeycomb; or, the processed form of this wax used in the manufacture of various goods.
As a verb beeswax is
to polish (something) with beeswax.
Other Comparisons: What's the difference?
(British) A petroleum based thin and colorless fuel oil, (kerosene in US English).
* 1919 ,
(chemistry) Any member of the alkane hydrocarbons.
- She poured paraffin on the dry floors and on the pandanus-mats, and then she set fire.
To impregnate or treat with paraffin
A wax secreted by bees from which they make honeycomb; or, the processed form of this wax used in the manufacture of various goods.
(colloquial) “Business”; in phrases like mind your own beeswax and none of your beeswax.
* (when used as a glazing agent)
To polish (something) with beeswax.