rushlight

noun
rush·​light | \ ˈrəsh-ˌlīt How to pronounce rushlight (audio) \

Definition of rushlight

: a candle that consists of the pith of a rush dipped in grease

First Known Use of rushlight

1637, in the meaning defined above

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“Rushlight.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/rushlight. Accessed 25 Jan. 2021.

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