candlewick

[ kan-dl-wik ]
/ ˈkæn dlˌwɪk /

noun

the wick of a candle.
Also can·dle·wick·ing. Textiles.
  1. Also called candlewick yarn . loosely twisted yarn, usually of cotton, used for making candlewick fabric.
  2. the process of making candlewick fabric.
  3. the design made by this process.

adjective

(of a fabric) having small, short bunches of wicking tufted to form a design: a candlewick bedspread of unbleached muslin.

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Origin of candlewick

before 1000; Middle English candelweke,Old English candelwēoc.See candle, wick1
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British Dictionary definitions for candlewick

candlewick
/ (ˈkændəlˌwɪk) /

noun

unbleached cotton or muslin into which loops of yarn are hooked and then cut to give a tufted pattern. It is used for bedspreads, dressing gowns, etc
the wick of a candle
(modifier) being or made of candlewick fabric
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