from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Shrove Sunday.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. a Sunday in the Christian calendar. It is 50 days, using inclusive counting, backwards, from Easter Sunday.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- adj. Fiftieth.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. A period of fifty days.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the Sunday before Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent)
Medieval Latin quīnquāgēsima, from feminine of Latin quīnquāgēsimus, fiftieth, from quīnquāgintā, fifty; see penkwe in Indo-European roots.(American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, Fourth Edition)
from Latin quinquagesima dies (50th day) (Wiktionary)