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  3  definitions  found 
 
  From  Webster's  Revised  Unabridged  Dictionary  (1913)  [web1913]: 
 
  Christmas  \Christ"mas\,  n.  [Christ  +  mass.] 
  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. 
 
  From  WordNet  r  1.6  [wn]: 
 
  Christmas 
  n  1:  period  extending  from  Dec.  24  to  Jan.  6  [syn:  {Christmas},  {Christmastide}, 
  {Christmastime},  {Yule},  {Yuletide},  {Noel}] 
  2:  a  Christian  holiday  celebrating  the  birth  of  Christ;  a 
  quarter  day  in  England,  Wales,  and  Ireland  [syn:  {Christmas}, 
  {Christmas  Day},  {Xmas},  {Dec  25}] 
  v  :  spend  Christmas;  "We  were  christmassing  in  New  York"  [syn:  {Christmas}] 
 
  From  U.S.  Gazetteer  (1990)  [gazetteer]: 
 
  Christmas,  FL 
  Zip  code(s):  32709 
  Christmas,  MI 
  Zip  code(s):  49862 




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