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Noun: Saint Nicholas
  1. The legendary patron saint of children; an imaginary being who is thought to bring presents to children at Christmas
    - Santa Claus, Santa, Kriss Kringle [US], Father Christmas [Brit], Saint Nick, St. Nick
  2. A bishop in Asia Minor who is associated with Santa Claus (4th century)
    - Nicholas, St. Nicholas

Type of: bishop, imaginary being, imaginary creature, patron saint, saint

Encyclopedia: Saint Nicholas