HyperDic: may

English > 2 senses of the word May / may:
NOUNtimeMaythe month following April and preceding June
plantmay, whitethorn, English hawthorn, Crataegus laevigata, Crataegus oxycanthathorny Eurasian shrub of small tree having dense clusters of white to scarlet flowers followed by deep red berries
May / may > pronunciation
Soundsmey'
Rhymesdismay ... resume: 6 rhymes with mey...
English > May: 2 senses > noun 1, time
MeaningThe month following April and preceding June.
Part ofGregorian calendar, New Style calendarThe solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years
PartsArmed Forces DayThe 3rd Saturday in May
Commonwealth Day, Empire day, May 24British, anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth
May Day, First of May, May 1observed in many countries to celebrate the coming of spring
Memorial Day, Decoration Daylegal holiday in the United States, last Monday in May
Mother's DaySecond Sunday in May
mid-MayThe middle part of May
BroaderGregorian calendar monthA month in the Gregorian calendar
Spanishmayo
Catalanmaig
English > may: 2 senses > noun 2, plant
Meaningthorny Eurasian shrub of small tree having dense clusters of white to scarlet flowers followed by deep red berries; established as an escape in eastern North America.
Synonymswhitethorn, English hawthorn, Crataegus laevigata, Crataegus oxycantha
Member ofCrataegus, genus Crataegusthorny shrubs and small trees
Broaderhawthorn, hawA spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus
Spanishespino, marzoleto

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