sun dance

noun, often capitalized S&D

Definition of sun dance

: a solo or group solstice rite of American Indians

First Known Use of sun dance

1849, in the meaning defined above

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“Sun dance.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/sun%20dance. Accessed 1 Aug. 2021.

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