Pancake Day


Pancake Day
(also Pancake Tuesday) (BrE)
another name for Shrove Tuesday, when many people eat pancakes in Britain. Traditionally, this was the last day when people could enjoy rich food before Lent.

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  • Pancake Day — Pancake ,Day noun INFORMAL the Tuesday before the Christian period of LENT begins, when people traditionally eat pancakes: SHROVE TUESDAY …   Usage of the words and phrases in modern English

  • Pancake Day — ► NOUN ▪ Shrove Tuesday, when pancakes are traditionally eaten …   English terms dictionary

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  • Pancake Day — N UNCOUNT Pancake Day is the popular name for Shrove Tuesday. [BRIT] Syn: Shrove Tuesday …   English dictionary

  • Pancake Day — noun Shrove Tuesday. Syn: Pancake Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday …   Wiktionary

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