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 for bonfire
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.
     [1913 Webster]
           Full soon by bonfire and by bell,
           We learnt our liege was passing well.    --Gay.
     [1913 Webster]

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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