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Meaning of COLUMBUS DAY

Pronunciation:  ku'lumbus dey

 
WordNet Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
[n]  a legal holiday commemorating the discovery of America by Christopher Columbus
 
 Synonyms: Discovery Day, October 12
 
 See Also: legal holiday, national holiday, Oct, October

 

 

Webster's 1913 Dictionary
 
 Definition: 
\Co*lum"bus Day\
The 12th day of October, on which day in 1492 Christopher
Columbus discovered America, landing on one of the Bahama
Islands (probably the one now commonly called Watling
Island), and naming it ``San Salvador''; -- called also
{Discovery Day}. This day is made a legal holiday in many
States of The United States.

 

 

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