Saint Nicholas

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Saint Nicholas

  1. A 4th-century Greek bishop from Anatolia.
  2. (Christianity) The patron saint of children.
  3. (Christianity) The patron saint of the marines in the Orthodox tradition.
  4. The American, Latin American, and British variant of the European folk myth of Saint Nicholas, explaining the source of Christmas presents given to children on Christmas Day.


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