of or relating to Candia or Crete; Cretan.
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of or relating to Candia (Iráklion) or Crete; Cretan
a native or inhabitant of Crete; a Cretan
a long, usually slender piece of tallow or wax with an embedded wick that is burned to give light. something resembling a candle in appearance or use. Optics. (formerly) candela. Also called international candle. a unit of luminous intensity, defined as a fraction of the luminous intensity of a group of 45 carbon-filament lamps: used […]
a medieval chandelier formed of crossed timbers.
any of several species of wax myrtle. the fruit of any of these plants. candlenut. Historical Examples The Harvester Gene Stratton Porter Cooley’s Cyclopdia of Practical Receipts and Collateral Information in the Arts, Manufactures, Professions, and Trades…, Sixth Edition, Volume I Arnold Cooley Artificial Light M. Luckiesh The New Gresham Encyclopedia. Vol. 1 Part 1 […]
Also called eulachon. a small, edible, smeltlike fish, Thaleichthys pacificus, of northwestern coastal waters of North America, being so oily that when dried it can be used as a candle. sablefish. noun (pl) -fish, -fishes a salmonoid food fish, Thaleichthys pacificus, that occurs in the N Pacific and has oily flesh Also called eulachon