Lammas [lam′əs]
[ME lammasse < OE hlammæsse, for hlafmæsse, lit., loaf mass, bread feast: see LOAF1 & MASS1]
1. a harvest festival formerly held in England on Aug. 1, when bread baked from the first crop of wheat was consecrated at Mass
2. this day (Lammas Day) or this time (Lammastide) of the year

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  • Lammas — (also Lammas Day) ► NOUN ▪ the first day of August, formerly observed as harvest festival. ORIGIN Old English, loaf mass …   English terms dictionary

  • Lammas — a Scottish term day, formerly 1 August, now the 28th. See quarter day. Collins dictionary of law. W. J. Stewart. 2001 …   Law dictionary

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