noun quin·zaine \(ˈ)kaⁿ¦zān, (ˈ)kan¦-\

Definition of quinzaine



  1. :  a period of 15 days; specifically :  an ecclesiastical period comprising a feast day and the fortnight after or (as at Easter) the week before and the week after

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Origin and Etymology of quinzaine

French, from Middle French, from quinze fifteen, from Latin quindecim — more at quindecim

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a brief usually trivial fact

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