Definition of yule log in English:

yule log

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  • 1A large log traditionally burned in the fireplace on Christmas Eve.
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    • The hall was stiflingly hot, and as we entered I saw why: directly across from the entrance, flames curled around a massive yule log set in a hearth large enough to hold a small crowd.
    • A yule log has traditionally been used to start the fire for the following year.
    • The evergreen and the yule log originated from the Norsemen.
  • 1.1A log-shaped chocolate cake eaten at Christmas.
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    • Each guild must enter a Christmas table centre, homemade Christmas card, Christmas tea cosy and chocolate yule log.
    • The winners of the monthly competition for the best homemade yule log was Doreen Mulhall.

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