Word of the Day: Maypole

may-pole / ˈmāˌpōl

 

noun

 

  1. a tall pole, decorated with ribbons and flowers, which people dance around during festivities celebrating May Day (May 1)

I sing of Maypoles, Hock-carts, wassails, wakes,

Of bridegrooms, brides, and of their bridal cakes.

from ‘Argument of His Book’ by Robert Herrick, 1591-1674