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Mardi Gras

noun [C usually sing]  /ˈmɑrd·iˌɡrɑ, -ˌɡrɔ/ us  
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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