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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The Sunday before Easter, observed by Christians in commemoration of Jesus's entry into Jerusalem, when palm fronds were strewn before him.

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  • n. The Sunday before Easter, commemorating Christ's entry into Jerusalem, when palm fronds were strewn before him.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • The Sunday next before Easter; -- so called in commemoration of the triumphal entry of Jesus Christ into Jerusalem, when the multitude strewed palm branches in the way. The event is commemorated in Christian churches by distribution of blessed palm leaves.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • n. The Sunday next before Easter, being the sixth Sunday in Lent and the first day of Holy Week.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. Sunday before Easter

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