- a display, typically in miniature, of a stable with figures, as at Christmas, representing a scene at the birth of Jesus
- an institution for foundlings
- Chiefly Brit. a day nursery
Origin of crècheFrench from Old French greche from Frankish an unverified form kripja, crib
- A representation of the Nativity, usually with statues or figurines.
- A hospital for foundlings.
- Chiefly British A day nursery.
Origin of crecheFrench from Old French cresche crib of Germanic origin