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Mar·di Gras(mär′dē grä′)
a. Shrove Tuesday, celebrated as a holiday in many places with carnivals, masquerade balls, and parades of costumed merrymakers.
b. A carnival period coming to a climax on this day.
2. An occasion of great festivity and merrymaking.
[French : mardi, Tuesday + gras, fat (from the feasting on Mardi Gras before Lenten fasting).]
Mardi Gras(ˈmɑːdɪ ˈɡrɑː)
the festival of Shrove Tuesday, celebrated in some cities with great revelry
[French: fat Tuesday]
Mar•di Gras(ˈmɑr di ˌgrɑ, ˈgrɑ)
1. the day before Lent celebrated, as in New Orleans, as a day of carnival; Shrove Tuesday.
2. a pre-Lenten carnival period climaxing on this day.
[1690–1700; < French: literally, fat Tuesday]
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|Noun||1.||Mardi Gras - the last day before Lent |
Christian holy day - a religious holiday for Christians
Shrovetide - immediately preceding Lent
|2.||Mardi Gras - a carnival held in some countries on Shrove Tuesday (the last day before Lent) but especially in New Orleans|
carnival - a festival marked by merrymaking and processions
New Orleans - a port and largest city in Louisiana; located in southeastern Louisiana near the mouth of the Mississippi river; a major center for offshore drilling for oil in the Gulf of Mexico; jazz originated here among black musicians in the late 19th century; Mardi Gras is celebrated here each year
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