votive candle

noun

Definition of votive candle

1 :a candle lit in devotion or gratitude
2 :a small squat candle called also votive

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First Known Use of votive candle

1824


VOTIVE CANDLE Defined for English Language Learners

votive candle

noun

Definition of votive candle for English Language Learners

  • : a small candle that is sometimes used in religious ceremonies


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