Whitsun

adjective
Whit·​sun | \ˈhwit-sən, ˈwit-\

Definition of Whitsun 

: of, relating to, or observed on Whitsunday or at Whitsuntide

First Known Use of Whitsun

14th century, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Whitsun

Middle English Whitson, from Whitsonday

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