Meaning of candlewick

can•dle•wick

Pronunciation: (kan'dl-wik"), [key]
— n.
  1. the wick of a candle.
    1. Also calledcan&prim;dlewick yarn&sec;.loosely twisted yarn, usually of cotton, used for making candlewick fabric.
    2. the process of making candlewick fabric.
    3. the design made by this process.
—adj.
  1. (of a fabric) having small, short bunches of wicking tufted to form a design: a candlewick bedspread of unbleached muslin.
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