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- n. 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.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- the Tuesday following Quinguagesima Sunday, and preceding the first day of Lent, or Ash Wednesday.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. the last day before Lent
From shrove, past tense of shrive, from the mediaeval practice of priests hearing confessions before Lent, and Tuesday. (Wiktionary)