Christmas tree

Definitions

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  • WordNet 3.6
    • n Christmas tree an ornamented evergreen used as a Christmas decoration
    • n Christmas tree medium to tall fir of western North America having a conic crown and branches in tiers; leaves smell of orange when crushed
    • n Christmas tree tall timber tree of central and southern Europe having a regular crown and grey bark
    • n Christmas tree a terrestrial evergreen shrub or small tree of western Australia having brilliant yellow-orange flowers; parasitic on roots of grasses
    • n Christmas tree Australian tree or shrub with red flowers; often used in Christmas decoration
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Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary
  • Interesting fact: Franklin Pierce was the first U.S. President to have a Christmas tree in the White House
    • Christmas tree a small evergreen tree, set up indoors, to be decorated with bonbons, presents, etc., and illuminated on Christmas eve.
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Quotations

  • Roy L. Smith
    Roy L. Smith
    “He who has not Christmas in his heart will never find it under a tree.”

Usage

In literature:

I've had enough of this fake charity; and I'm not going to have any Christmas tree!
"Just Patty" by Jean Webster
The Christmas tree was a great success, the presents being pretty and appropriate.
"Aunt Judith" by Grace Beaumont
They were busy fixing up a Christmas tree that half filled the room, though it was of the very smallest.
"Children of the Tenements" by Jacob A. Riis
A great quantity of this plant was conveyed on board, to be converted into a Christmas-tree.
"Christmas: Its Origin and Associations" by William Francis Dawson
They wa'n't ordinary Christmas-tree dolls, the store kind.
"Shorty McCabe" by Sewell Ford
Did the Christians not have their Christmas, and did they not kill turkeys and cut trees?
"The Adventures of Piang the Moro Jungle Boy" by Florence Partello Stuart
Then he looked astonished, rather like a child that is unexpectedly led up before a Christmas tree.
"Sacrifice" by Stephen French Whitman
She came downstairs looking like a Christmas tree.
"The Fighting Shepherdess" by Caroline Lockhart
She said she was going to send me away with some other Toys to a Christmas-tree.
"Adventures in Toyland" by Edith King Hall
As a general thing the plant is like a Christmas tree in shape.
"Carl and the Cotton Gin" by Sara Ware Bassett
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In poetry:

And many a costly, golden gift
Hangs on each Christmas-tree,
While round and round the carols drift
In waves of melody.
"Christmas Eve" by Hanford Lennox Gordon
Those seasons out, we talked of these:
And I (with inward purpose sly
To shield my purse from Christmas trees
And stockings and wild robbery
"The Hard Times In Elfland [A Story of Christmas Eve]" by Sidney Lanier
"And the little girl came to the window,
And wide her shutters flew.
She cried, 'I dreamed of a Christmas tree,
And here is my dream come true!'"
"December" by Nancy Byrd Turner
Along in the morning about half past three
They were all lit up like a Christmas tree;
Lil got home and started for bed,
Took another sniff and it knocked her dead.
"Cocaine Lil and Morphine Sue" by W H Auden
"Tell Annie I'll be home in time
To help her with her Christmas-tree."
That's what he wrote, and hark! the chime
Of Christmas bells, and where is he?
And how the house is dark and sad,
And Annie's sobbing on my knee!
"The Wife" by Robert W Service
. A tale that the poet Rückert told
To German children, in days of old;
Disguised in a random, rollicking rhyme
Like a merry mummer of ancient time,
And sent, in its English dress, to please
The little folk of the Christmas trees.
"The Foolish Fir-Tree" by Henry Van Dyke

In news:

AURORA — Last Christmas season, Clayton Valley Pumpkin Farm and Christmas Trees made a big to-do over a line of Willamette Valley-grown noble firs it was selling.
More than fifty Christmas trees are scattered around Ripley's Aquarium in Myrtle Beach for this year's Festival of Trees.
Christmas wishes hang from Christmas trees at Twin Lakes Church.
Fred Wilson and his grandaughter, Kimberly Wilson, 4, search for a Christmas tree Tuesday at Gaver Tree Farm in New Market.
About 25 to 30 million real Christmas trees are sold in the country each year, according to the National Christmas Tree Association.
Perfectly-shaped Christmas trees are best achieved by making "pole trees" with lights.
Graphic looks at the National Christmas Tree, a giant live blue spruce located in The President's Park on the Ellipse in Washington, D.C. Includes information on the type of tree.
GROVES — Beverly Perry and Shirley Vicknair did some early Christmas shopping and picked up a few things for themselves during the annual Christmas Tree Trail to Groves on Sunday.
Other Garrett County Christmas tree growers said the storm did little damage to smaller trees.
Nothing says Christmas quite like the Christmas Tree.
More than 90 decorated Christmas trees, wreaths and centerpieces will be featured in the 20th annual Goodwill Industries Festival of Trees event at Century II, Nov 29.
Cameron Lundquist and his father, Dave, load a freshly cut tree into their truck at Hubert's Christmas Tree Farm on Friday.
Christmas tree sales begin in south Fort Myers: Fort Myers' Steve Brettholtz was one of dozens of customers who purchased a Christmas tree from Wisconsin Trees on Saturday, Nov 24, 2012.
Workers hoist the June Lake Christmas Tree into place earlier this week in advance of Saturday's tree lighting.
Fireworks spray out of the Christmas tree during the City Lights "Holiday Festival" tree lighting ceremony at the Main Street Garden in Downtown Dallas, Saturday, November 17, 2012.
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In science:

Third, the knots are seen to vary in brightness, so a ‘Christmas tree light’ situation could result in a pairing of knots on images that are only neighbors.
The Nova Shell and Evolution of the Recurrent Nova T Pyxidis
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