Yule log

noun

: a large log formerly put on the hearth on Christmas Eve as the foundation of the fire

Examples of Yule log in a Sentence

Recent Examples on the Web To finish off the meal, the crew enjoyed a Yule log (or bûche de Noël). Ana Calderone, Peoplemag, 26 Dec. 2023 For all the talk during the Christmas season about a Yule log, the actual story behind the holiday tradition isn't commonly known to most. Southern Living Editors, Southern Living, 28 Oct. 2023 Not even the holidays can stop a girlboss from girlbossing too close to the Yule log. Carrie Wittmer, Vulture, 25 Dec. 2022 The clumsy approximation of a bûche de Noël bore only a passing resemblance to the festive Yule log dessert. Ellen Bhang, BostonGlobe.com, 11 Jan. 2022 Klikizos said this Yule log cake is often made around the holidays. Joanne Kempinger Demski, Milwaukee Journal Sentinel, 29 Dec. 2021 At the event, participants will learn about the natural and cultural significance of the winter solstice and then gather around a campfire to hear the story of the traditional Yule log. Mike Danahey, chicagotribune.com, 26 Nov. 2021 Shudder has a holiday peak to program around, with gimmicks like its annual Ghoul Log, a spin on Yule log videos and featuring a candlelit jack-o-lantern. John Jurgensen, WSJ, 8 Oct. 2021 Choose from dishes including chicken liver mousse, parsnip-apple soup and mushroom ravioli, and desserts such as Christmas pudding and chocolate Yule log. Jenn Harris Senior Food Writer, Los Angeles Times, 16 Dec. 2020 See More

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Word History

First Known Use

1725, in the meaning defined above

Time Traveler
The first known use of Yule log was in 1725

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“Yule log.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/Yule%20log. Accessed 2 Mar. 2024.

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Yule log

noun
: a large log formerly put on the hearth on Christmas Eve as the foundation of the fire
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