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Christmas  


      n  
1   
a    the annual commemoration by Christians of the birth of Jesus Christ on Dec. 25  
b      (Also called)    Christmas Day   Dec. 25, observed as a day of secular celebrations when gifts and greetings are exchanged  
c    (as modifier)  
Christmas celebrations     
2      (Also called)    Christmas Day   (in England, Wales and Ireland) Dec. 25, one of the four quarter days  
   Compare       Lady Day       Midsummer's Day       Michaelmas  
3      (Also called)    Christmastide   the season of Christmas extending from Dec. 24 (Christmas Eve) to Jan. 6 (the festival of the Epiphany or Twelfth Night)  
     (Old English Cristes mæsse Mass of Christ)  


Christmas beetle  
      n   any of various greenish-gold Australian scarab beetles of the genus Anoplognathus, which are common in summer  
Christmas box  
      n   a tip or present given at Christmas, esp. to postmen, tradesmen, etc.  
Christmas cactus  
      n   a Brazilian cactus, Schlumbergera (formerly Zygocactus) truncatus, widely cultivated as an ornamental for its showy red flowers  
Christmas card  
      n   a greeting card sent at Christmas  
Christmas disease  
      n   a relatively mild type of haemophilia, caused by lack of a protein (Christmas factor) implicated in the process of blood clotting  
     (C20: named after S. Christmas, the first patient suffering from the disease who was examined in detail)  
Christmas Eve  
      n   the evening or the whole day before Christmas Day  
Christmas Island  
      n  
1       the former name (until 1981) of       Kiritimati  
2    an island in the Indian Ocean, south of Java: administered by Singapore (1900--58), now by Australia; phosphate mining. Pop.: 2500 (1994 est.). Area: 135 sq. km (52 sq. miles)  
Christmas pudding  
      n     (Brit)   a rich steamed pudding containing suet, dried fruit, spices, brandy, etc., served at Christmas,   (Also called)    plum pudding  
Christmas rose  
      n   an evergreen ranunculaceous plant, Helleborus niger, of S Europe and W Asia, with white or pinkish winter-blooming flowers,   (Also called)    hellebore, winter rose  
Christmas stocking  
      n   a stocking hung up by children on Christmas Eve for Santa Claus to fill with presents  
Christmas tree  
      n  
1    an evergreen tree or an imitation of one, decorated as part of Christmas celebrations  
2      (Also called)    Christmas bush     (Austral)   any of various trees or shrubs flowering at Christmas and used for decoration  
Father Christmas  
      n      another name for       Santa Claus  
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