from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. A candle consisting of a rush wick in tallow. Also called rush candle.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a type of inexpensive candle, historically used, formed by soaking the dried pith of the rush plant in fat or grease, which emits light for a relatively short period of time.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rush candle, or its light; hence, a small, feeble light.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A rush-candle.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a tallow candle with a rush stem as the wick
rush + light (Wiktionary)