corpse candle

noun

Definition of corpse candle

: a luminous appearance resembling the flame of a candle sometimes seen in churchyards and thought to presage someone's death

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“Corpse candle.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/corpse%20candle. Accessed 25 Jun. 2022.

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