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- noun The day before Ash Wednesday.
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- noun The day before the beginning of
Lent, when pancakesare traditionally eaten, originally to use up milkand eggsthat would otherwise spoilbecause of not being eaten during Lent.
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- noun the last day before Lent
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[Shrove(tide) + Tuesday.]
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From shrove, past tense of shrive, from the mediaeval practice of priests hearing confessions before Lent, and Tuesday.
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