Christmas tree

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Christmas tree

n.
1. An evergreen or artificial tree decorated, as with lights and ornaments, during the Christmas season.
2. A device that consists of pipes and valves and caps a producing natural gas or oil well in order to control its flow.
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Christmas tree

n
1. (Plants) an evergreen tree or an imitation of one, decorated as part of Christmas celebrations
2. (Plants) Also called: Christmas bush Austral any of various trees or shrubs flowering at Christmas and used for decoration
3. (Plants) another name for pohutukawa
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Christ′mas tree`


n.
an evergreen tree decorated at Christmastime with ornaments and lights.
[1780–90, Amer.]
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ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.Christmas tree - Australian tree or shrub with red flowersChristmas tree - Australian tree or shrub with red flowers; often used in Christmas decoration
Ceratopetalum, genus Ceratopetalum - a dicotyledonous genus of the family Cunoniaceae
tree - a tall perennial woody plant having a main trunk and branches forming a distinct elevated crown; includes both gymnosperms and angiosperms
2.Christmas tree - a terrestrial evergreen shrub or small tree of western Australia having brilliant yellow-orange flowers; parasitic on roots of grasses
genus Nuytsia, Nuytsia - one species
parasitic plant - plant living on another plant and obtaining organic nutriment from it
3.Christmas tree - tall timber tree of central and southern Europe having a regular crown and grey barkChristmas tree - tall timber tree of central and southern Europe having a regular crown and grey bark
silver fir - any of various true firs having leaves white or silvery white beneath
4.Christmas tree - medium to tall fir of western North America having a conic crown and branches in tiersChristmas tree - medium to tall fir of western North America having a conic crown and branches in tiers; leaves smell of orange when crushed
silver fir - any of various true firs having leaves white or silvery white beneath
5.Christmas tree - an ornamented evergreen used as a Christmas decoration
decoration, ornament, ornamentation - something used to beautify
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Translations
vánoční stromeček
juletræ
joulukuusi
božićno drvce
クリスマスツリー
크리스마스 트리
julgran
ต้นคริสต์มาส
cây thông Giáng Sinh

Christmas tree

nalbero di Natale
Collins Italian Dictionary 1st Edition © HarperCollins Publishers 1995

Christmas tree

شَجَرَة عِيد الـمِيلَاد vánoční stromeček juletræ Weihnachtsbaum Χριστουγεννιάτικο δέντρο árbol de Navidad joulukuusi sapin de Noël božićno drvce albero di Natale クリスマスツリー 크리스마스 트리 kerstboom juletre choinka árvore de Natal рождественская елка julgran ต้นคริสต์มาส Noel ağacı cây thông Giáng Sinh 圣诞树
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The inside of the tower will be adorned with traditional Christmas decorations, including a large Yule tree.
Disturbed by secular yule tree decorations, Frances Spencer of Danville, Virginia, in 1957 created ornaments with designs combining Christ and monograms.
We can be the people others know they can count on." A poem about the shepherds on the first Christmas has a nice turn of phrase, comparing the ennobling of man through the miracle of God becoming one of us to "a commoner called to court." There's a well-written Christmas "ghost" story; an account of a full-sized Yule tree replaced by an indoor forest of eight small ones; a touching reflection on the absence of self-worth ("nothing on the outside, nothing on the inside") and its remedy; an evocative poem about the sounds, smells and tastes of Christmas; and an amusing account of the harder-than-it-looks task of assembling a bicycle on Christmas Eve.