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|part of speech:
||a large, outdoor fire, often made for entertainment or warmth.
We're going to have a bonfire on Halloween night.They got some old wooden pallets and threw them on the bonfire.
In the English spoken in the 1400s, a bone-fire
was a fire that used bones for fuel rather than wood. This early English word is where our word bonfire