Saint Martin's summer


mild, warm weather similar to Indian summer, occurring in November.

Origin of Saint Martin's summer

First recorded in 1585–95; from the occurence of such weather around the feast of St. Martin, celebrated on November 11 Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

British Dictionary definitions for saint martin's summer

Saint Martin's summer

noun usually abbreviated to: St Martin's summer

a period of unusually warm weather in the late autumn, esp early November

Word Origin for Saint Martin's summer

referring to St Martin's feast-day, Oct 31 in the pre-Gregorian calendar (now Nov 11)
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