A short wooden or wax match.
More example sentences
- 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.
Definition of vesta in:
- The US English dictionary