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Culture > Domestic > Candles


Now updated for CSW15. New words, if any, and new inflections of existing words, are shown in red.


bobeche a circular wax catcher that fits over a candle.
bougie (Fr.) a wax candle; a flexible medical instrument for insertion into body passages.
candelabra a candleholder.
candelabrum a candleholder.
candle a cylinder, of wax, tallow or the like surrounding a wick, burned to give light; (verb) to examine eggs in front of a light.
candleholder a holder with a socket for a candle.
candlelight the light of a candle.
candlelighted illuminated by candles.
candlelit illuminated by candles.
candlestick a holder with a socket for a candle.
canstick (Shakesp.) a candlestick.
cerge a large wax candle burned before the altar.
chandelier a branched hanging support for several lights, orig candles.
chandeliered having a chandelier.
cierge a large wax candle used in religious rites.
douter an extinguisher for candles.
electrolier a chandelier for electric lamps.
farolito a votive candle.
gasalier a chandelier arranged to burn gas.
gaselier a chandelier arranged to burn gas.
gasolier a chandelier arranged to burn gas.
girandola (Ital.) a branched chandelier or similar structure.
girandole (Fr.) a branched chandelier or similar structure.
kinara an African candle holder.
pricket a small point or spike for holding a candle upright.
rushlight a type of candle dipped in grease.
snaste (Dial.) a wick; a candle-snuff.
snuff the part of a candle wick charred by the flame, whether burning or not (verb) to put a candle out
sweal to scorch, singe.
sweel to scorch, singe.
taperstick a stick for holding a taper.
tealight a candle used in tea or food warmers or as a night light.
torchere (Fr.) a tall ornamental candlestick or lampstand.
tricerion a three-branched candlestick.