2. Also, can·dle·wick·ing. Textiles. a.
Also called candlewick yarn. loosely twisted yarn, usually of cotton, used for making candlewick fabric.
the process of making candlewick fabric.
the design made by this process.
(of a fabric) having small, short bunches of wicking tufted to form a design: a candlewick bedspread of unbleached muslin.
Origin: before 1000; Middle English candelweke, Old English candelwēoc.