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English definition of “Pancake Day”

Pancake Day

noun [C usually singular]     UK informal (also Shrove Tuesday, US informal Pancake Tuesday)
the day before Lent (= a religious period in the Christian religion) starts, when pancakes are traditionally eatenReligious festivalsCelebrations, parties and special occasions
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