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Christ"mas, n. Etym: [Christ + mass.]

Defn: An annual church festival (December 25) and in some States a legal holiday, in memory of the birth of Christ, often celebrated by a particular church service, and also by special gifts, greetings, and hospitality. Christmas box. (a) A box in which presents are deposited at Christmas. (b) A present or small gratuity given to young people and servants at Christmas; a Christmas gift.

-- Christmas carol, a carol sung at, or suitable for, Christmas.
-- Christmas day. Same as Christmas.
-- Christmas eve, the evening before Christmas.
-- Christmas fern (Bot.), an evergreen North American fern (Aspidium

acrostichoides), which is much used for decoration in winter.

-- Christmas flower, Christmas rose, the black hellebore, a

poisonous plant of the buttercup family, which in Southern Europe often produces beautiful roselike flowers midwinter.

-- Christmas tree, a small evergreen tree, set up indoors, to be

decorated with bonbons, presents, etc., and illuminated on Christmas eve.


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