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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

yule′ log`(n.)

  1. a large log of wood that traditionally formed the backlog of the fire at Christmas.

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Princeton's WordNet

  1. Yule log(noun)

    large log traditionally burned at Christmas


  1. Yule log(Noun)

    a large log traditionally burned on Christmas Eve

  2. Yule log(Noun)

    a log-shaped Christmas cake, covered in chocolate


  1. Yule log

    A yule log is a large and very hard log which is burned in the hearth as a part of traditional Yule or Christmas celebrations in several European cultures. It may also be associated with the winter solstice festival or the Twelve Days of Christmas, Christmas Eve, Christmas Day, or Twelfth Night. The expression yule log has also come to refer to log-shaped Christmas cakes, also known as chocolate logs or bûche de Noël. The yule log is related to other Christmas and Yuletide traditions such as the ashen faggot.


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