candlewick

noun
can·dle·wick | \ -ˌwik \

Definition of candlewick 

1 : the wick of a candle

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

First Known Use of candlewick

before the 12th century, in the meaning defined at sense 1

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