candlewick-yarn

candlewick

[kan-dl-wik]
noun
1.
the wick of a candle.
2.
Also, candlewicking. Textiles.
a.
Also called candlewick yarn. loosely twisted yarn, usually of cotton, used for making candlewick fabric.
b.
the process of making candlewick fabric.
c.
the design made by this process.
adjective
3.
(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. See candle, wick1

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candlewick (ˈkændəlˌwɪk)
 
n
1.  unbleached cotton or muslin into which loops of yarn are hooked and then cut to give a tufted pattern. It is used for bedspreads, dressing gowns, etc
2.  the wick of a candle
3.  (modifier) being or made of candlewick fabric

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