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candelabrum

[ kan-dl-ah-bruhm, -ab-ruhm ]
/ 藢k忙n dl藞蓱 br蓹m, -藞忙b r蓹m /
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noun, plural can路de路la路bra [kan-dl-ah-bruh, -ab-ruh], /藢k忙n dl藞蓱 br蓹, -藞忙b r蓹/, can路de路la路brums.
an ornamental branched holder for more than one candle.
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Origin of candelabrum

First recorded in 1805鈥15; from Latin cand膿l膩brum 鈥渃andlestick, lampstand,鈥 equivalent to cand膿l(a) 鈥渨ax or tallow candle, taper鈥 + -abrum, variant (after stems with an -l- ) of -bulum instrumental suffix; -膩- by analogy with deverbative derivatives; see origin at candle

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British Dictionary definitions for candelabrum

candelabrum

candelabra

/ (藢k忙nd瑟藞l蓱藧br蓹m) /

noun plural -bra (-br蓹), -brums or -bras
a large branched candleholder or holder for overhead lights

Word Origin for candelabrum

C19: from Latin, from cand膿la candle
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