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yuletide

[yool-tahyd] /ˈyulˌtaɪd/
noun
1.
the Christmas season.
adjective
2.
of or relating to the Christmas season.
Origin of yuletide
late Middle English
1425-1475
late Middle English word dating back to 1425-75; See origin at yule, tide1
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n.

late 15c., from yule + tide.

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