< /ˌkæn dlˈɑ brə, -ˈæb rə/, can·de·la·brums.
- an ornamental branched holder for more than one candle.
noun plural -bra (-brə), -brums or -bras
- a large branched candleholder or holder for overhead lights
1811, from Latin candelabrum, which meant “candlestick,” from candela (see candle). Old English had candeltreow “candle-tree” in same sense. The word was borrowed earlier (late 14c.) from Old French as chaundelabre with the Latin sense. Candelabra is the Latin plural.