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From The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48 :
Bonfire \Bon"fire`\, n. [OE. bonefire, banefire, orig. a fire of
bones; bone + fire; but cf. also Prov. E. bun a dry stalk.]
A large fire built in the open air, as an expression of
public joy and exultation, or for amusement.
Full soon by bonfire and by bell,
We learnt our liege was passing well. --Gay.
From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) :
n 1: a large outdoor fire that is lighted as a signal or in
celebration [syn: bonfire, balefire]
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