Meaning of “Mardi Gras” in the English Dictionary

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Mardi Grasnoun [ C usually sing ]

us /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.

(Definition of “Mardi Gras” from the Cambridge Academic Content Dictionary © Cambridge University Press)