|menorah (mɪˈnɔːrə, Hebrew məˈnɑʊrɔ)|
|1.||a seven-branched candelabrum used in the Temple and now an emblem of Judaism and the badge of the state of Israel|
|2.||a candelabrum having eight branches and a shammes that is lit during the festival of Hanukkah|
|[from Hebrew: candlestick]|
A nine-branched candelabrum used during the Jewish festival of Hanukkah. The center candle, or “starter,” is used to light the other eight candles, with one additional candle lit on each subsequent evening of the celebration.