Meaning of PARAFFIN in English
esp. UK, [US and ANZ] usually kerosene [noun] [U] - a clear liquid with a strong smell made from coal or petroleum and used as a fuel esp. in heaters and lightsParaffin (wax) is a white wax made from petroleum or coal used esp. to make candles.
Cambridge English vocab. Кембриджский английский словарь. 2012