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can·de·la·brum

 (kăn′dl-ä′brəm, -ăb′rəm, -ā′brəm)
n. pl. can·de·la·bra (-brə) or can·de·la·brums
A candleholder, especially a large or ornate one with several arms or branches.

[Latin candēlābrum, candlestick, from candēla, candle; see candle.]

candelabrum

(ˌkændɪˈlɑːbrəm) or

candelabra

n, pl -bra (-brə) , -brums or -bras
(Furniture) a large branched candleholder or holder for overhead lights
[C19: from Latin, from candēla candle]

can•de•la•brum

(ˌkæn dlˈɑ brəm, -dlˈeɪ-)

n., pl. -bra (-brə), -brums.
an ornamental branched holder for more than one candle.
[1805–15; < Latin candēlābrum candlestick]
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.candelabrum - branched candlestickcandelabrum - branched candlestick; ornamental; has several lights
candle holder, candlestick - a holder with sockets for candles
menorah - (Judaism) a candelabrum with nine branches; used during the Hanukkah festival
Menorah - (Judaism) a candelabrum with seven branches used in ceremonies to symbolize the seven days of Creation
References in classic literature ?
It came from the prism pendants encircling the old-fashioned candelabrum in her hand.
A tall candelabrum, bearing a small antique lamp with highly perfumed oil, is standing near the head of my sleeping friend.
Now in no one of the seven apartments was there any lamp or candelabrum, amid the profusion of golden ornaments that lay scattered to and fro or depended from the roof.