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English definition of “Mardi Gras”

Mardi Gras

noun [C usually sing]    /ˈmɑrd·iˌɡrɑ, -ˌɡrɔ/
the last day before Lent , or the large public celebration on this day : In New Orleans, Mardi Gras marks the end of a carnival period .
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