Christmas tree


plural Christmas trees
: a usually evergreen tree decorated at Christmas
: an oil-well control device consisting of an assembly of fittings placed at the top of the well
drag racing : a set of paired colored lights arranged in two columns on a vertical pole in front of the starting line and used for starting a race
Lights on top of the Christmas tree tell the drivers to enter the staging area. Larger yellow lights mean, "get ready." The green light means "go!"Lori Polydoros

Example Sentences

We hung the lights on the Christmas tree.

Word History

First Known Use

1826, in the meaning defined at sense 1

Time Traveler
The first known use of Christmas tree was in 1826

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Cite this Entry

“Christmas tree.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 31 Jan. 2023.

Kids Definition

Christmas tree

: a usually evergreen tree decorated at Christmas

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