The Collaborative International Dictionary
Nowel \Now"el\, n. [See Noel.] [Written also no["e]l.]
Christmas; also, a shout of joy at Christmas for the birth of the Savior. [Obs.]
(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)
The core, or the inner part, of a mold for casting a large hollow object.
The bottom part of a mold or of a flask, in distinction from the cope; the drag.
n. (alternative spelling of noel English)