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well-dressing

[wel-dres-ing] /ˈwɛlˌdrɛs ɪŋ/
noun
1.
(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.
Related forms
welldresser, noun
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well dressing

noun
1.
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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