an evergreen fern, Polystichum acrostichoides, having dense clusters of stiff fronds growing from a central rootstock.
noun, Biochemistry. 1. a blood constituent necessary for clotting, the absence of which is characterized by a hemophilialike condition. Christmas factor n. See factor IX.
- Christmas goose
Related Terms as full of shit as a christmas goose
noun 1. an Australian island in the Indian Ocean, about 190 miles (300 km) S of Java. 52 sq. mi. (135 sq. km). 2. one of the Line Islands, in Kiribati (Gilbert Islands), in the central Pacific; sovereignty disputed by U.S.: largest atoll in the Pacific; former U.S. test center for nuclear warheads. About 220 […]
- Christmas melon
noun a member of the muskmelon family with yellow and green skin, similar flavor to honeydew melon, and a long shelf life; also called [Santa Claus melon] Word Origin named for its peak season in December Usage Note cooking