pl. -·bra or -·brums
a large branched candlestick or an electric lamp like this
Origin of candelabrumL: see chandelier
nounpl. can·de·la·bra or can·de·la·brums
A candleholder, especially a large or ornate one with several arms or branches.
Origin of candelabrumLatin cand&emacron;labrum, candlestick, from cand&emacron;la, candle; see candle.
- Candelabra is much more common as the plural of candelabrum than candelabrums.
From Latin candēlābrum (“candlestick”), from candēla (“candle”).