- (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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Examples from the Web for well-dressing
This was their well-dressing when they went together to drink from some spring and to dance on the grass.
At the well-dressing the young men and maidens of Domremy went to the old beech-tree together.
The village of Tissington is noted for the maintenance of an old custom, that of “well-dressing.”
Jeanne, like all the other damsels of the countryside, took her part in the well-dressing.