Saint Patrick's Day

noun (1)
Saint Pat·​rick's Day | \ -ˈpa-triks- How to pronounce Saint Patrick's Day (audio) \
variants: or St. Patrick's Day

Definition of Saint Patrick's Day

 (Entry 1 of 2)

: March 17 observed by the Roman Catholic Church in honor of St. Patrick and celebrated in Ireland in commemoration of his death

Saint-Patrick's cabbage

noun (2)
Saint-Pat·​rick's cabbage | \ -ˈpa‧triks-\

Definition of Saint-Patrick's cabbage (Entry 2 of 2)

: london pride

First Known Use of Saint Patrick's Day

Noun (1)

1726, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Saint Patrick's Day

Noun (2)

after St. Patrick †ab461 British prelate who converted Ireland to Christianity

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The first known use of Saint Patrick's Day was in 1726

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English Language Learners Definition of Saint Patrick's Day

: March 17 celebrated in honor of Saint Patrick

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