well dressing

well-dressing

[wel-dres-ing]
noun
(in parts of rural Britain) a traditional ceremony of decorating wells with flowers in thanks for the blessing of an abundant supply of pure water.

welldresser, noun
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well dressing
 
n
the decoration of wells with flowers, etc: a traditional annual ceremony of great antiquity in some parts of Britain, originally associated with the cult of water deities

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