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.
noun (pl) -fish, -fishes
a salmonoid food fish, Thaleichthys pacificus, that occurs in the N Pacific and has oily flesh Also called eulachon
a holder for a candle; candlestick. Historical Examples Buried Cities: Pompeii, Olympia, Mycenae Jennie Hall
the light of a candle. a dim artificial light. twilight; dusk. Contemporary Examples Ghouls of Wall Street Tina Brown April 19, 2010 Child’s Death Stuns Remote Town Diane Herbst August 2, 2011 The Rematch Mark McKinnon January 26, 2009 Brooklyn Shooting Hits Close to Bill de Blasio’s Park Slope Home Michael Daly June 30, 2014 […]
the oily fruit or nut of a southeastern Asian tree, Aleurites moluccana, of the spurge family, the kernels of which when strung together are used locally as candles. the tree itself. Historical Examples Our Little Hawaiian Cousin Mary Hazelton Wade White Shadows in the South Seas Frederick O’Brien noun a euphorbiaceous tree, Aleurites mollucana, of […]
a bowling pin that is almost cylindrical and can be set up on either end, used in a game resembling tenpins. candlepins, (used with a singular verb) the game played with such pins. noun a bowling pin, as used in skittles, tenpin bowling, candlepins, etc