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Meaning of MARDI GRAS

Pronunciation:  `mârdi'grâr

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  the pre-Lenten festival of Shrove Tuesday
  2. [n]  the last day before Lent
 Synonyms: Fat Tuesday, pancake day, Shrove Tuesday
 See Also: carnival, Christian holy day, New Orleans, Shrovetide



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
\Mar"di` gras"\, n. [F., literally, fat Tuesday.]
The last day of Carnival; Shrove Tuesday; -- in some cities a
great day of carnival and merrymaking.

Dream Dictionary
 Definition: Dreaming of Mardi Gras indicates your need to release your inhibitions and let yourself go.
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