May queen

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May queen

n
a girl chosen, esp for her beauty, to preside over May-Day celebrations
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Noun1.May queen - the girl chosen queen of a May Day festivalMay queen - the girl chosen queen of a May Day festival
fille, girl, miss, missy, young lady, young woman - a young woman; "a young lady of 18"
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References in classic literature ?
Scorpions were added; for May Queen nosed one, and was removed to the barge lamenting.
Have you seen May Queen's nose?" said the Inspector.
"Take you two of May Queen's puppies to bring up in your village in such a manner that they do not eat filth, nor lose their hair, nor catch fever from lying in the sun, but become wise hounds."
May Queens prepare for the Liverpool May Day Parade, in 1987
PAST May Queens will be remembered at a Tolson Museum event today.
ASPIRING May Queens of all nationalities are being invited to register for the Indian Club's annual beauty contest next month.
I recall May days of the past - maypole dancing, May Queens, shire horses bedecked with flowers and brasses gleaming and most homes sporting a vase of flowers in the window.
Ironically, North American May queens often flourished in populations that were largely of non-English descent.
You would have thought it would have gone out of fashion along with beauty pageants and May queens
And Stratford's Alveston School is celebrating with a May fete including a parade of knights and May queens. There will also be a dog and duck display, country dancing from Croft School, a tug of war and children's events.