candlewick
noun Date: before 12th century 1. the wick of a candle 2. a soft cotton embroidery yarn; also embroidery made with this yarn usually in tufts

New Collegiate Dictionary. 2001.

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  • candlewick — [kan′dəlwik΄] n. 1. the wick of a candle 2. a soft cotton embroidery thread or fine yarn 3. CANDLEWICKING adj. designating thread or fine yarn used for candlewicking …   English World dictionary

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  • candlewick — /kan dl wik /, n. 1. the wick of a candle. 2. Also, candlewicking. Textiles. a. Also called candlewick yarn. loosely twisted yarn, usually of cotton, used for making candlewick fabric. b. the process of making candlewick fabric. c. the design… …   Universalium

  • candlewick — noun a) The thread used to make the wicks of candles b) A soft cotton yarn that gives a tufted pattern to embroidery …   Wiktionary

  • candlewick — can|dle|wick [ˈkændlˌwık] n [U] cloth decorated with patterns of raised threads …   Dictionary of contemporary English

  • candlewick — n. string in the center of a candle which is lit to give off light …   English contemporary dictionary

  • candlewick — noun a thick, soft cotton fabric with a raised tufted pattern …   English new terms dictionary

  • candlewick — noun (U) 1 also candlewicking thick, soft cotton thread 2 cloth decorated with patterns of raised rows of this thread …   Longman dictionary of contemporary English

  • candlewick — UK [ˈkænd(ə)lˌwɪk] / US noun [uncountable] cotton cloth that is decorated with lines of soft cotton fibres …   English dictionary

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