a candle made from a dried, partly peeled rush that has been dipped in grease.
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Origin of rush candle
First recorded in 1585–95
Also called rush light.
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British Dictionary definitions for rush light
a narrow candle, formerly in use, made of the pith of various types of rush dipped in tallow
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