Mardi gras

Mar"di` gras"

(?), n. [F., literally, fat Tuesday.] 1. The last day of Carnival; the Tuesday before Ash Wednesday (the beginning of Lent and fasting); Shrove Tuesday; -- in some cities a great day of carnival and merrymaking; in the United States it is especially associated with New Orleans.
Syn. -- pancake day.
[1913 Webster]

2. The series of festival events celebrated on Mardi Gras{1}.
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