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Whit·sun·day(wĭt′sən-dē, -dā′, hwĭt′-)
[Middle English whitsonday, from Old English hwīta sunnandæg, White Sunday (from the white ceremonial robes worn on this day) : hwīt, white; see white + sunnandæg, Sunday; see Sunday.]
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(Ecclesiastical Terms) (in Scotland) May 15, one of the four quarter days
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Whit•sun•day(ˈʰwɪtˈsʌn deɪ, -di, -sənˌdeɪ, ˈwɪt-)
the Christian festival of Pentecost.
[before 1100; Middle English whitsonenday, Old English Hwīta Sunnandæg white Sunday; probably so called because the newly baptized wore white robes on that day]
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|Noun||1.||Whitsunday - seventh Sunday after Easter; commemorates the emanation of the Holy Spirit to the Apostles; a quarter day in Scotland|
quarter day - a Christian holy day; one of four specified days when certain payments are due
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