Paraffin vs Beeswax - What's the difference?

paraffin | beeswax |


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?

paraffin

English

Alternative forms

* paraffine

Noun

(wikipedia paraffin) (en noun)
  • (British) A petroleum based thin and colorless fuel oil, (kerosene in US English).
  • * 1919 ,
  • She poured paraffin on the dry floors and on the pandanus-mats, and then she set fire.
  • (chemistry) Any member of the alkane hydrocarbons.
  • paraffin wax.
  • Derived terms

    * chloroparaffin

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To impregnate or treat with paraffin
  • beeswax

    Noun

  • 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.
  • Synonyms

    * (when used as a glazing agent)

    Verb

    (es)
  • To polish (something) with beeswax.