banyan day


: a day on which no meat is served to the crew of a ship
Australia : a day on which the food is of inferior quality (as on the last day of a weekly ration)

Word History


so called from the banyans' abstinence from flesh

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“Banyan day.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 13 Jul. 2024.

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