rush·​light ˈrəsh-ˌlīt How to pronounce rushlight (audio)
: a candle that consists of the pith of a rush dipped in grease

Word History

First Known Use

1637, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of rushlight was in 1637

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Cite this Entry

“Rushlight.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 26 Feb. 2024.

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