Saint Luke's summer
noun usually abbreviated to: St Luke's summer
a period of unusually warm weather in the autumn
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Word Origin for Saint Luke's summer
referring to St Luke's feast-day, Oct 7 in the pre-Gregorian calendar (now Oct 18)
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