réveillon

noun
ré·​veil·​lon | \ ˌrāvāˈyōⁿ \
plural -s

Definition of réveillon

: a festive supper commonly eaten in France following Christmas midnight mass

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History and Etymology for réveillon

French, from Middle French reveillon, from reveiller to awaken, arouse

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“Réveillon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/r%C3%A9veillon. Accessed 23 Sep. 2021.

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