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- another term for May queen
- ‘Mayday was a raucous and fun time, electing a Queen of the May from the eligible young women of the village, to rule the crops until harvest.’
- ‘It was a time when girls or young women were chosen to be Queens of the May and maypoles were part of the celebratory dancing on village greens and in town squares.’
- ‘May has traditionally been a month of special devotion to Mary, who is Queen of the Angels and Queen of the May.’
- ‘Then I understood that I would never be Queen of the May and that négligées were too stylish for me.’
- ‘In this form, May Day may be best known for its tradition of dancing the Maypole and crowning of the Queen of the May.’
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