from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Primarily, in Italy, an Epiphany present or gift.
- n. [capitalized] The witch or fairy said to bring children the sweetmeats and other rewards given them on the eve of Epiphany, or to neglect and punish them.
- n. A large rag doll, representing the Befana, placed on the chimneys of cottages, etc., or displayed in shops, in Italy, where Epiphany gifts are sold, for the terror or amusement of children.
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