[hal-oh-muh s, -mas]
- the feast of Allhallows or All Saints' Day, on November 1.
Origin of Hallowmas
1375–1425; late Middle English; short for Allhallowmas
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Examples from the Web for hallowmas
The last handful of corn cut down in harvest-field, when it is not shorn before Hallowmas, S. B.An Etymological Dictionary of the Scottish Language
Now wasna that a bonnie and fearful sight to see beneath the light of the Hallowmas moon?Folk-Lore and Legends
If the reaping finishes after Hallowmas the last corn cut is called the Cailleach (old woman).
- archaic the feast celebrating All Saints' Day
C14: see Allhallows, Mass
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