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from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • n. the Wednesday immediately preceding the festival of Easter; -- so called in allusion to the betrayal of Christ by Judas Iscariot.

from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia

  • The Wednesday immediately preceding Easter: so called in allusion to the preparations made by Judas Iscariot on that day to betray Christ.

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