candelabrum

[ kan-dl-ah-bruhm, -ab-ruhm ]
/ ˌkæn dlˈɑ brəm, -ˈæb rəm /

noun, plural can·de·la·bra [kan-dl-ah-bruh, -ab-ruh], /ˌkæn dlˈɑ brə, -ˈæb rə/, can·de·la·brums.

an ornamental branched holder for more than one candle.

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Origin of candelabrum

First recorded in 1805–15; from Latin candēlābrum “candlestick, lampstand,” equivalent to candēl(a) “wax or tallow candle, taper” + -abrum, variant (after stems with an -l- ) of -bulum instrumental suffix; -ā- by analogy with deverbative derivatives; see origin at candle
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British Dictionary definitions for candelabrum

candelabrum

candelabra

/ (ˌkændɪˈlɑːbrəm) /

noun plural -bra (-brə), -brums or -bras

a large branched candleholder or holder for overhead lights

Word Origin for candelabrum

C19: from Latin, from candēla candle
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