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Random House Webster's College Dictionary

Shrove′ Tues′day(n.)

  1. the last day of Shrovetide.

    Category: Religion

Origin of Shrove Tuesday:

1490–1500

Princeton's WordNet

  1. Mardi Gras, Shrove Tuesday, pancake day(noun)

    the last day before Lent

Wiktionary

  1. Shrove Tuesday(Noun)

    The day before the beginning of Lent, when pancakes are traditionally eaten, originally to use up milk and eggs that would otherwise spoil because of not being eaten during Lent.

  2. Origin: From shrove, past tense of shrive, from the mediaeval practice of priests hearing confessions before Lent, and Tuesday.

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  1. Shrove Tuesday

    Shrove Tuesday is the day preceding Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent. Shrove Tuesday is determined by Easter; its date changes annually. The expression "Shrove Tuesday" comes from the word shrive, meaning "confess." Related popular practices are associated with celebrations before the fasting and religious obligations associated with the penitential season of Lent. The term Mardi gras is French for Fat Tuesday, referring to the practice of the last night of eating richer, fatty foods before the ritual fasting of the Lenten season, which begins on Ash Wednesday.

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