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Wash·ing·ton's Birthday

(wŏsh′ĭng-tənz, wô′shĭng-)
The third Monday in February, observed in the United States in commemoration of the birthday of George Washington, formerly observed on February 22.
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Wash′ington's Birth′day

1. February 22, formerly observed as a legal holiday in most states of the U.S. in honor of the birth of George Washington.
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Noun1.Washington's Birthday - the day on which George Washington is rememberedWashington's Birthday - the day on which George Washington is remembered
U.S.A., United States, United States of America, US, USA, America, the States, U.S. - North American republic containing 50 states - 48 conterminous states in North America plus Alaska in northwest North America and the Hawaiian Islands in the Pacific Ocean; achieved independence in 1776
day - a day assigned to a particular purpose or observance; "Mother's Day"
Feb, February - the month following January and preceding March
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