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Shrove Tuesday

noun \ˈshrōv-, especially Southern ˈsrōv-\

: the day before the first day of the Christian holy period of Lent : the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday

Full Definition of SHROVE TUESDAY

:  the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday

Origin of SHROVE TUESDAY

Middle English schroftewesday, from schrof- (as in schroftide) + tewesday Tuesday
First Known Use: 15th century

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