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Pinkster

or Pinxter

[pingk-ster] /ˈpɪŋk stər/
noun, Hudson Valley: Older Use.
Origin of Pinkster
1790-1800
1790-1800, Americanism; < Dutch PinksterenGreek pentēkostḗ Pentecost
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  • We were admitted by Mr. Mordaunt himself, not one of his blacks, having yet returned from the Pinkster field.

    Satanstoe James Fenimore Cooper
  • Easter came early this year, and to-morrow will be the first day of the Pinkster holidays.

    Satanstoe James Fenimore Cooper
  • The Pinkster fields are up near the head of Broadway, on the common.

    Satanstoe James Fenimore Cooper
  • It will be time enough for Pinkster, two or three hours hence, if a Christian ought even to look at such vanities.

    Satanstoe James Fenimore Cooper
  • There was nothing new in a Pinkster frolic, either to Dirck, or to myself; though Jason gazed at the whole procedure with wonder.

    Satanstoe James Fenimore Cooper
  • He was born within seventy miles of that very spot, but had not the smallest notion before, of such a holiday as Pinkster.

    Satanstoe James Fenimore Cooper
  • Pinkster Flower--It shows its pink flowers in rocky woods and thickets during spring.

    Boy Scouts Handbook Boy Scouts of America

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