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Nowel \Now"el\, n. [See Noel.] [Written also no["e]l.]

  1. Christmas; also, a shout of joy at Christmas for the birth of the Savior. [Obs.]

  2. (Mus.) A kind of hymn, or canticle, of medi[ae]val origin, sung in honor of the Nativity of our Lord; a Christmas carol.


Nowel \Now"el\, n. [F. noyau, prop., a kernel. See Noyau, Newel a post.] (Founding)

  1. The core, or the inner part, of a mold for casting a large hollow object.

  2. The bottom part of a mold or of a flask, in distinction from the cope; the drag.


n. (alternative spelling of noel English)