candlewick

play
noun can·dle·wick \-ˌwik\

Definition of candlewick

  1. 1 :  the wick of a candle

  2. 2 :  a soft cotton embroidery yarn; also :  embroidery made with this yarn usually in tufts

First Known Use of candlewick

before 12th century

Learn More about candlewick


Seen and Heard

What made you want to look up candlewick? Please tell us where you read or heard it (including the quote, if possible).

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!

Love words? Need even more definitions?

Subscribe to America's largest dictionary and get thousands more definitions and advanced search—ad free!