Matronalia



[mey-truh-ney-lee-uh, -neyl-yuh, ma-] /ˌmeɪ trəˈneɪ li ə, -ˈneɪl yə, ˌmæ-/

noun, plural Matronalialia, Matronalialias. (sometimes used with a plural verb)
1.
an annual festival of ancient Rome held by matrons in honor of Juno.

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