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English definition of “crib”


noun [C] (CHRISTMAS SCENE)    /krɪb/ UK (US crèche)
a model of the people and animals present at the birth of Jesus Christ , used as a decoration at Christmas Objects and decorations connected with celebrations
(Definition of crib noun (CHRISTMAS SCENE) from the Cambridge Advanced Learner's Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)
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