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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
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the Chanukah Menorah - the traditional eight branch candelabrum.
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