Aleurites triloba

Aleurites triloba
Candle Can"dle, n. [OE. candel, candel, AS, candel, fr. L. candela a (white) light made of wax or tallow, fr. cand["e]re to be white. See {Candid}, and cf. {Chandler}, {Cannel}, {Kindle}.] 1. A slender, cylindrical body of tallow, containing a wick composed of loosely twisted linen of cotton threads, and used to furnish light. [1913 Webster]

How far that little candle throws his beams! So shines a good deed in a naughty world. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

Note: Candles are usually made by repeatedly dipping the wicks in the melted tallow, etc. (``dipped candles''), or by casting or running in a mold. [1913 Webster]

2. That which gives light; a luminary. [1913 Webster]

By these blessed candles of the night. --Shak. [1913 Webster]

{Candle nut}, the fruit of a euphorbiaceous shrub ({Aleurites triloba}), a native of some of the Pacific islands; -- socalled because, when dry, it will burn with a bright flame, and is used by the natives as a candle. The oil has many uses.

{Candle power} (Photom.), illuminating power, as of a lamp, or gas flame, reckoned in terms of the light of a standard candle.

{Electric candle}, A modification of the electric arc lamp, in which the carbon rods, instead of being placed end to end, are arranged side by side, and at a distance suitable for the formation of the arc at the tip; -- called also, from the name of the inventor, {Jablockoff candle}.

{Excommunication by inch of candle}, a form of excommunication in which the offender is allowed time to repent only while a candle burns.

{Not worth the candle}, not worth the cost or trouble.

{Rush candle}, a candle made of the pith of certain rushes, peeled except on one side, and dipped in grease.

{Sale by inch of candle}, an auction in which persons are allowed to bid only till a small piece of candle burns out.

{Standard candle} (Photom.), a special form of candle employed as a standard in photometric measurements; usually, a candle of spermaceti so constructed as to burn at the rate of 120 grains, or 7.8 grams, per hour.

{To curse by bell, book and candle}. See under {Bell}. [1913 Webster]

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English. 2000.

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  • Aleurites triloba J.R. Forst. & G. Forst. — Symbol ALMO2 Synonym Symbol ALTR10 Botanical Family Euphorbiaceae …   Scientific plant list

  • Aleurites — Aleurites …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Aleurites —   Aleurites …   Wikipedia Español

  • Aleurites — Aleurites …   Wikipédia en Français

  • Aleurites — Taxobox name = Aleurites image width = 240px image caption = Aleurites moluccana (Candlenut) regnum = Plantae divisio = Magnoliophyta classis = Magnoliopsida ordo = Malpighiales familia = Euphorbiaceae subfamilia = Crotonoideae tribus =… …   Wikipedia

  • Aleurites moluccana —   Aleurites moluccana …   Wikipedia Español

  • Aleurītes — (A. Forst.), Pflanzengattung aus der Familie der Euphorbiaceae Crotoneae, zur Monocle Monadelphie L. Arten: A. laccifera; moluccana u. triloba, in der heißen südlichen Zone heimisch …   Pierer's Universal-Lexikon

  • Aleurītes — L., Gattung der Euphorbiazeen, Bäume mit wechselständigen, großen, ganzen oder dreilappigen Blättern und lockern, weitverzweigten Blütenrispen. Drei Arten. A. moluccana Willd. (A. triloba Forst., Candlenußbaum), ein Baum in den Tropen und… …   Meyers Großes Konversations-Lexikon

  • Aleurites — Aleurītes L., Pflanzengattg. der Euphorbiazeen. A. laccifĕra W., ein ostind. Baum, liefert den Gummilack; A. cordāta Thunbg. und andere Arten das Aleuritesöl; A. trilŏba Forst. das Bankulöl …   Kleines Konversations-Lexikon

  • A. MOLUCCANA ALEURITES ) WILLD. - ЛУМБАНГ — см. 554. Дерево. A. moluccana (L.) Willd. Лумбанг Sp. pl. IV (1805) 590. Культ. фл. VII (1941) 235. Гейнц (1931) 544. S y n. Jatropha molluccana L.; Aleutites triloba Forst.; A. commutata Geisel.; A. ambinux Pers.; A. lobata Blanco; A. lanceolata …   Справочник растений

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