rush candle
noun Date: 1591 rushlight

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • Rush candle — Rush Rush, n. [OE. rusche, rische, resche, AS. risce, akin to LG. rusk, risch, D. & G. rusch; all probably fr. L. ruscum butcher s broom; akin to Goth. raus reed, G. rohr.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to many aquatic or marsh growing endogenous plants …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rush candle — 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… …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • rush candle — n. a candle made with the pith of a rush as the wick: also rushlight n. or rush light …   English World dictionary

  • rush candle — noun a tallow candle with a rush stem as the wick • Syn: ↑rushlight • Hypernyms: ↑candle, ↑taper, ↑wax light * * * noun : rushlight * * * a candle made from a dried, partly peeled rush that has been dipped i …   Useful english dictionary

  • rush candle — rush′ can′dle n. a candle made from a dried, partly peeled rush that has been dipped in grease. Also called rush′ light′ • Etymology: 1585–95 …   From formal English to slang

  • rush candle — a candle made from a dried, partly peeled rush that has been dipped in grease. Also called rush light. [1585 95] * * * …   Universalium

  • rush-candle — …   Useful english dictionary

  • Rush — Rush, n. [OE. rusche, rische, resche, AS. risce, akin to LG. rusk, risch, D. & G. rusch; all probably fr. L. ruscum butcher s broom; akin to Goth. raus reed, G. rohr.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to many aquatic or marsh growing endogenous plants with …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rush broom — Rush Rush, n. [OE. rusche, rische, resche, AS. risce, akin to LG. rusk, risch, D. & G. rusch; all probably fr. L. ruscum butcher s broom; akin to Goth. raus reed, G. rohr.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to many aquatic or marsh growing endogenous plants …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • Rush grass — Rush Rush, n. [OE. rusche, rische, resche, AS. risce, akin to LG. rusk, risch, D. & G. rusch; all probably fr. L. ruscum butcher s broom; akin to Goth. raus reed, G. rohr.] 1. (Bot.) A name given to many aquatic or marsh growing endogenous plants …   The Collaborative International Dictionary of English

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