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Lammas

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noun Lam·mas \ˈla-məs\

Definition of Lammas

  1. 1 :  August 1 originally celebrated in England as a harvest festival —called also Lammas Day

  2. 2 :  the time of the year around Lammas Day



Origin of lammas

Middle English Lammasse, from Old English hlāfmæsse, from hlāf loaf, bread + mæsse mass; from the fact that formerly loaves from the first ripe grain were consecrated on this day


First Known Use: before 12th century

Rhymes with lammas


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