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[lam-uh s-tahyd]
  1. the season of Lammas.
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Origin of Lammastide

Middle English word dating back to 1300–50; see origin at Lammas, tide1
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Historical Examples

  • In the English, and in all Scots versions, men “win their hay” at Lammastide.

    Sir Walter Scott and the Border Minstrelsy

    Andrew Lang

  • When Lammastide came, all the freemen kept holiday for joy that harvest time had come.

    Britain in the Middle Ages

    Florence L. Bowman

British Dictionary definitions for lammastide


  1. archaic the season of Lammas
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