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noun 
  1. A light source consisting of a wick embedded in a solid, flammable substance such as wax, tallow, or paraffin.
  2. An old unit of luminous intensity, now replaced by the SI unit candela.
  3. In forestry, a fast growing, light colored, upward-growing shoot on a pine tree in the spring. As growth slows in summer, the shoot darkens and is no longer highlighted to one"s view.
verb (candl, ing)
  1. (embryology) A method of observing the growth of an embryo inside an egg, using a bright light source.
  2. In pottery A method for drying greenware prior to beginning of the firing cycle, setting the kiln at 200° Celsius until all water is removed from the greenware.
Etymology: Old English candel.


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