Christmas tree Meaning in the Cambridge English Dictionary
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"Christmas tree" in British English

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Christmas treenoun

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Christmas tree noun (TREE)

[C] a ​real or ​artificial firtree that is ​decorated and ​kept in the ​home at ​Christmas

Christmas tree noun (FOOTBALL FORMATION)

[S] in ​football, a formation or ​system in which a ​team has four defenders, three midfielders who ​playdirectly in ​front of the ​defence, and two ​attacking midfielders who ​play in a ​forwardposition behind one centreforward
(Definition of Christmas tree from the Cambridge Advanced Learner’s Dictionary & Thesaurus © Cambridge University Press)

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Christmas treenoun [C]

 us   / krɪs·məs ˌtri/
an ​evergreen tree that is ​decorated during the Christmas ​season and ​placed where ​people can ​enjoylooking at it, either inside or ​outside a ​building
(Definition of Christmas tree from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)
Translations of “Christmas tree”
in Chinese (Simplified) 圣诞树…
in Turkish Noel ağacı…
in Russian рождественская елка…
in Chinese (Traditional) 聖誕樹…
in Polish choinka…
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