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 for Christmas tree
From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :

  Christmas \Christ"mas\, n. [Christ + mass.]
     An annual church festival (December 25) and in some States a
     legal holiday, in memory of the birth of Christ, often
     celebrated by a particular church service, and also by
     special gifts, greetings, and hospitality.
     [1913 Webster]
  
     Christmas box.
     (a) A box in which presents are deposited at Christmas.
     (b) A present or small gratuity given to young people and
         servants at Christmas; a Christmas gift.
  
     Christmas carol, a carol sung at, or suitable for,
        Christmas.
  
     Christmas day. Same as Christmas.
  
     Christmas eve, the evening before Christmas.
  
     Christmas fern (Bot.), an evergreen North American fern
        ({Aspidium acrostichoides), which is much used for
        decoration in winter.
  
     Christmas flower, Christmas rose, the black hellebore, a
        poisonous plant of the buttercup family, which in Southern
        Europe often produces beautiful roselike flowers
        midwinter.
  
     Christmas tree, a small evergreen tree, set up indoors, to
        be decorated with bonbons, presents, etc., and illuminated
        on Christmas eve.
        [1913 Webster]

From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :

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

From The Jargon File (version 4.4.7, 29 Dec 2003) :

  Christmas tree
   n.
  
      A kind of RS-232 line tester or breakout box featuring rows of blinking red
      and green LEDs suggestive of Christmas lights.
  

From The Free On-line Dictionary of Computing (18 March 2015) :

  Christmas tree
  
      A kind of EIA-232 line tester or
     breakout box featuring rows of blinking red and green LEDs
     suggestive of Christmas lights.
  
     [{Jargon File]
  
     (2006-09-20)
  

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