from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • noun February 2, on which according to popular legend the groundhog emerges from its burrow, prompting the prediction of an early spring if it does not see its shadow or six more weeks of winter if it does.

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  • noun An annual festival held in Canada and the USA on February 2 in which the arrival time of the spring season is predicted by whether or not a certain groundhog can see its shadow or not.
  • proper noun informal A situation in which undesirable events appear to be repeating themselves in a cyclical fashion.

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  • noun if the ground hog emerges and sees his shadow on this day, there will be 6 more weeks of winter


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From the film Groundhog Day.



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