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Shrove Tuesday definitions

WordNet (r) 3.0 (2005)

n
1: the last day before Lent [syn: Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, pancake day]

Merriam Webster's

noun Etymology: Middle English schroftewesday, from schrof- (as in schroftide) + tewesday Tuesday Date: 15th century the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday

Oxford Reference Dictionary

n. the day before Ash Wednesday.

Webster's 1913 Dictionary

Shrove Shrove, imp. of Shrive. Shrove Sunday, Quinguagesima Sunday. Shrove Tuesday, the Tuesday following Quinguagesima Sunday, and preceding the first day of Lent, or Ash Wednesday. Note: It was formerly customary in England, on this day, for the people to confess their sins to their parish priests, after which they dined on pancakes, or fritters, and the occasion became one of merriment. The bell rung on this day is popularly called Pancake Bell, and the day itself Pancake Tuesday. --P. Cyc.

Collin's Cobuild Dictionary

Shrove Tuesday is the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday. People traditionally eat pancakes on Shrove Tuesday. = Pancake Day

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