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Saint Martin's summer

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noun
  1. mild, warm weather similar to Indian summer, occurring in November.
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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
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Saint Martin's summer

noun usually abbreviated to: St Martin's summer
  1. a period of unusually warm weather in the late autumn, esp early November
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Word Origin

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