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- noun dated, nautical, idiomatic In
British navaltradition, this originally referred to a day of the week when galley kitchens served no meat on board ship.
- noun idiomatic In modern usage it refers to a
picnicor cookoutfor the ship's crew.
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According to the OED, the term is borrowed from the Banyans in the East Indies, a caste that eat nothing that had life.
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