maypole

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noun, often capitalized may·pole \ˈmā-ˌpōl\

Definition of maypole

  1. :  a tall flower-wreathed pole forming a center for May Day sports and dances

1554

First Known Use of maypole

1554


MAYPOLE Defined for English Language Learners

maypole

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noun, often capitalized may·pole \ˈmā-ˌpōl\

Definition of maypole for English Language Learners

  • : a tall pole decorated with ribbons and flowers that forms a center for the spring festival held on May 1


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