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Easter

noun Eas·ter \ˈē-stər\

: a Christian church festival that celebrates the return of Jesus Christ to life following his death; also : the Sunday in early spring on which this festival is observed

Full Definition of EASTER

:  a feast that commemorates Christ's resurrection and is observed with variations of date due to different calendars on the first Sunday after the paschal full moon
Easter table

Origin of EASTER

Middle English estre, from Old English ēastre; akin to Old High German ōstarun (plural) Easter, Old English ēast east
First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with EASTER

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erudite Hear it
learned or pedantic
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