One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A (light) shower of rain occurring in April, especially regarded as characteristic of spring. Frequently in plural.
April showers bring (forth) May flowers
Proverb. and variants.
Late Middle English; earliest use found in John Lydgate (c1370–c1449), poet and prior of Hatfield Regis. From April + shower.
April shower/ˌeɪpr(ɪ)l ˈʃaʊə/
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