MEANING: noun: 1. A sharp point or spike for holding a candle.
2. A male deer in its second year, before the antlers have branched.

ETYMOLOGY: Diminutive of prick/prik, from Old English prica (point). Earliest documented use: 1331.

APRICKET - a yellow-orange fruit with fuzzy skin and but a single stone

PARICKET - a yellow-orange small bird, commonly domesticated

PICKET - choose a sci-fi film about a (sort of) yellow-orange alien who gets marooned and has to phone home