[ wel-dres-ing ]
/ ˈwɛlˌdrɛs ɪŋ /


(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.
Related formswell·dress·er, noun
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British Dictionary definitions for well dressing

well dressing


the decoration of wells with flowers, etc: a traditional annual ceremony of great antiquity in some parts of Britain, originally associated with the cult of water deities

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