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Date: 1700-1800
Language: French
Origin: 'bed for a baby'

creche

noun
     
Related topics: Babies, Christianity
cre‧che , crèche [countable]
1 British EnglishDHB a place where babies are looked after while their parents are at work [= day care center American English]
2 American EnglishRRC a model of the scene of Jesus Christ's birth, placed in churches and homes at Christmas [= crib British English]

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