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[joo-lahy, juh-lahy] /dʒuˈlaɪ, dʒəˈlaɪ/
noun, plural Julies, Julys.
the seventh month of the year, containing 31 days.
Abbreviation: Jul.
before 1050; Middle English julie < Anglo-French < Latin Jūlius (Caesar), after whom it was named; replacing Old English Julius < Latin; Middle English ju(i)l < Old French < Latin Unabridged
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  • The flowers follow the leaves, appearing in late spring or early summer or onto July.
  • The spring meet starts one week before the derby and continues until early July.
British Dictionary definitions for July


/dʒuːˈlaɪ; dʒə-; dʒʊ-/
noun (pl) -lies
the seventh month of the year, consisting of 31 days
Word Origin
C13: from Anglo-French julie, from Latin Jūlius, after Gaius Julius Caesar, in whose honour it was named
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Word Origin and History for July

c.1050, Iulius, from Anglo-French julie, Old French Jule, from Latin Iulius "fifth month of the Roman calendar" (which began its year in March), renamed after his death and deification in honor of Gaius Julius Caesar, who was born in this month, which formerly in republican Rome was named Quintilis "fifth." Accented on first syllable in English until 18c. Replaced Old English liða se æfterra "later mildness," from liðe "mild."

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Encyclopedia Article for July

seventh month of the Gregorian calendar. It was named after Julius Caesar in 44 BCE. Its original name was Quintilis, Latin for the "fifth month," indicating its position in the early Roman calendar.

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