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well-dressing

[wel-dres-ing]
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noun
  1. (in parts of rural Britain) a traditional ceremony of decorating wells with flowers in thanks for the blessing of an abundant supply of pure water.
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Related formswell·dress·er, noun
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well dressing

noun
  1. the decoration of wells with flowers, etc: a traditional annual ceremony of great antiquity in some parts of Britain, originally associated with the cult of water deities
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