A short wooden or wax match.
- Charles took a candle from its sconce and lit it with a match from his gold vesta case. ‘These are some of my ancestors,’ he explained, holding the candle towards the wall.
- Francesca tugged open the drawer of the faded mahogany sideboard and retrieved from it a small silver vesta case.
Mid 19th century: from the name of the goddess Vesta.
Words that rhyme with vestaarrester, Avesta, Chester, contester, ester, Esther, fester, fiesta, Hester, investor, jester, Leicester, Lester, molester, Nestor, pester, polyester, protester, quester, semester, sequester, siesta, sou'wester, suggester, tester, trimester, zester
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