noun, (often lowercase)
a tall pole, decorated with flowers and ribbons, around which people dance or engage in sports during celebrations.
a tall pole fixed upright in an open space during May-Day celebrations, around which people dance holding streamers attached at its head
“high striped pole decorated with flowers and ribbons for May Day merrymakers to dance around,” attested from 1550s but certainly much older, as the first mention of it is in an ordinance banning them, and there are references to such erections, though not by this name, from a mid-14c. Welsh poem. See May Day.
[mey-pop] /ˈmeɪˌpɒp/ noun 1. the edible fruit of the passionflower, Passiflora incarnata, of the southern U.S. 2. the plant itself. 3. South Midland and Southern U.S. May apple.
noun 1. a girl or young woman crowned with flowers and honored as queen in the festivities of May Day. noun 1. a girl chosen, esp for her beauty, to preside over May-Day celebrations
[mahy-er] /ˈmaɪ ər/ noun 1. Ernst, 1904–2005, U.S. zoologist and evolutionary theorist, born in Germany. Mayr (mī’ər) German-born American zoologist who synthesized Gregor Mendel’s theories of inheritance with Charles Darwin’s natural selection theory to develop the concept of speciation, which expanded scientific understanding of the formation of species and how they adapt to their their […]
[meyst] /meɪst/ verb, Archaic. 1. 2nd person singular present indicative of 1 . [mey] /meɪ/ auxiliary verb, present singular 1st person may, 2nd may or (Archaic) mayest or mayst, 3rd may; present plural may; past might. 1. (used to express possibility): It may rain. 2. (used to express opportunity or permission): You may enter. 3. […]