Roman candle ExamplesWord Origin noun
- a firework consisting of a tube that sends out a shower of sparks and a succession of balls of fire.
Origin of Roman candle First recorded in 1825–35 Related Words for roman candle, , Examples from the Web for roman candle Historical Examples of roman candle
Figure 295 shows the manner in which a Roman-candle can be attached to a kite-string.
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British Dictionary definitions for roman candle Roman candle noun
- a firework that produces a continuous shower of sparks punctuated by coloured balls of fire
Word Origin for Roman candle C19: so called from its having been originated in Italy