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Meaning of CANDELABRUM

Pronunciation:  `kan'dlâbrum

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 Definition: [n]  branched candlestick; ornamental; has several lights
 
 Synonyms: candelabra
 
 See Also: candle holder, candlestick, menorah

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Can`de*la"brum\n.; pl. L. {Candelabra}, E.
{Candelabrums}. [L., fr. candela candle. See {candle}.]
1. (Antiq.)
   (a) A lamp stand of any sort.
   (b) A highly ornamented stand of marble or other ponderous
       material, usually having three feet, -- frequently a
       votive offering to a temple.

2. A large candlestick, having several branches.

 

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