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[kresh, kreysh; French kresh] /krɛʃ, kreɪʃ; French krɛʃ/

noun, plural crèches
[kresh-iz, krey-shiz; French kresh] /ˈkrɛʃ ɪz, ˈkreɪ ʃɪz; French krɛʃ/ (Show IPA)
a small or large modeled representation or tableau of Mary, Joseph, and others around the crib of Jesus in the stable at Bethlehem, as is displayed in homes or erected for exhibition in a community at Christmas season.
a home for foundlings.
British. a day-care center; day nursery.
Animal Behavior. an assemblage of dependent young that are cared for communally.
/krɛʃ; kreɪʃ; French krɛʃ/
(mainly Brit)

a tableau of Christ’s Nativity
a foundling home or hospital

“Christmas manger scene,” 1792, from French crèche, from Old French cresche (13c.) “crib, manger, stall,” ultimately from a Germanic source, cf. Old High German kripja, Old English cribb (see crib). Also “a public nursery for infants where they are cared for while their mothers are at work” (1854).


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