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- the wick of a candle
- a soft cotton embroidery thread or fine yarn
designating thread or fine yarn used for candlewicking
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The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th edition Copyright © 2010 by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. Published by Houghton Mifflin Harcourt Publishing Company. All rights reserved.
- The wick of a candle.
- a. A soft heavy cotton thread similar to that used to make wicks for candles.b. Embroidery made of tufts of this thread.