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.
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a euphorbiaceous tree, Aleurites mollucana, of tropical Asia and Polynesia
the nut of this tree, which yields an oil used in paints and varnishes. In their native regions the nuts are strung together and burned as candles
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
(formerly) a measure of luminous intensity expressed in candles. Historical Examples Electricity for the farm Frederick Irving Anderson The Boy Mechanic, Book 2 Various Electricity for the farm Frederick Irving Anderson Electricity for the farm Frederick Irving Anderson noun the luminous intensity of a source of light in a given direction: now expressed in candelas […]
Usually, candlesnuffers. a scissorlike instrument for removing the snuff of candles, tapers, etc., usually with a small box for catching the trimmed wick. Also called snuffer. Compare extinguisher (def 3). Historical Examples The Memoires of Casanova, Complete Jacques Casanova de Seingalt
a slender stand or table, often with a tripod base, for holding a candlestick or candelabrum.