may

n.
1 the fifth month of the year.
2 (may) the hawthorn or its blossom.
3 poet. bloom, prime.
Phrases and idioms:
may-apple an American herbaceous plant, Podophyllum peltatum, bearing a yellow egg-shaped fruit in May. May-bug a cockchafer. May Day
1 May esp. as a festival with dancing, or as an international holiday in honour of workers. May queen a girl chosen to preside over celebrations on May Day. Queen of the May = May queen.
Etymology: ME f. OF mai f. L Maius (mensis) (month) of the goddess Maia

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