candlewick

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Etymology[edit]

From Middle English candelwyk, candelwike, from Old English candelweoc, candelwēoce (candlewick), equivalent to candle +‎ wick.

Noun[edit]

candlewick (countable and uncountable, plural candlewicks)

  1. The thread used to make the wicks of candles
  2. A soft cotton yarn that gives a tufted pattern to embroidery

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