candelabra


< /ˌkæn dlˈɑ brə, -ˈæb rə/, can·de·la·brums.

  1. an ornamental branched holder for more than one candle.

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

  1. a large branched candleholder or holder for overhead lights
n.

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.

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