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Noun: Christmas tree  kris-mus tree
  1. Australian tree or shrub with red flowers; often used in Christmas decoration
    - Christmas bush, Ceratopetalum gummiferum
  2. A terrestrial evergreen shrub or small tree of western Australia having brilliant yellow-orange flowers; parasitic on roots of grasses
    - flame tree, fire tree, Nuytsia floribunda
  3. Medium to tall fir of western North America having a conic crown and branches in tiers; leaves smell of orange when crushed
    - amabilis fir, white fir, Pacific silver fir, red silver fir, Abies amabilis
  4. An ornamented evergreen used as a Christmas decoration
  5. Tall timber tree of central and southern Europe having a regular crown and grey bark
    - European silver fir, Abies alba

Derived forms: Christmas trees

Type of: decoration, ornament, ornamentation, parasitic plant, silver fir, tree

Part of: Ceratopetalum, genus Ceratopetalum, genus Nuytsia, Nuytsia

Encyclopedia: Christmas tree