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Definition 1: thorny Eurasian shrub of small tree having dense clusters of white to scarlet flowers followed by deep red berries; established as an escape in eastern North America - [noun denoting plant]

Synonyms for may in the sense of this definition

(may is a kind of ...) a spring-flowering shrub or small tree of the genus Crataegus

(... is a member of may) thorny shrubs and small trees: hawthorn; thorn; thorn apple

Definition 2: the month following April and preceding June - [noun denoting time]

(may is a kind of ...) a month in the Gregorian calendar

(may is a part of ...) observed in many countries to celebrate the coming of spring; observed in Russia and related countries in honor of labor

(may is a part of ...) second Sunday in May

(may is a part of ...) the 3rd Saturday in May

(may is a part of ...) legal holiday in the United States, last Monday in May; commemorates the members of the United States armed forces who were killed in war

(may is a part of ...) British, anniversary of Queen Victoria's birth

(may is a part of ...) the middle part of May

(... is part of may) the solar calendar now in general use, introduced by Gregory XIII in 1582 to correct an error in the Julian calendar by suppressing 10 days, making Oct 5 be called Oct 15, and providing that only centenary years divisible by 400 should be leap years; it was adopted by Great Britain and the American colonies in 1752

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