"The room was lit by two candelabra"
Public DomainCandelabra - Credit: User:FA2010
Portrait of Queen Adelaide (c.1853)
Public DomainPortrait of Queen Adelaide (Queen consort of Sardinia) (c.1853) - Credit: unknown

A candelabra (sometimes candelabrum) is a candle-holder which holds more than one candle.

It is sometimes known as a candle tree.

Candelabras may be used in homes or in religious settings, such as churches and synagogues.

Today, the word candelabra is also used to describe an electric light fitting which contains many small bulbs.

A candelabra may be seen in the background of the painting on the right.