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Noun: Mardi Gras (Mardis Gras)  ,maa(r)-di'graa(r)
  1. The last day before Lent
    - Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, pancake day
     
  2. A carnival held in some countries on Shrove Tuesday (the last day before Lent) but especially in New Orleans
    - Fat Tuesday

Derived forms: Mardis Gras

Type of: carnival, Christian holy day

Part of: Big Easy [informal], New Orleans, Shrovetide

Encyclopedia: Mardi Gras