A candleholder holding one black, three red, and three green candles, used in celebrating Kwanzaa.
[Swahili, little tower, candelabrum, diminutive of mnara, tower, minaret, from Arabic manāra, lighthouse, minaret; see nwr in the Appendix of Semitic roots.]
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