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may,

name for several plants; in England, particularly the hawthornhawthorn,
any species of the genus Crataegus of the family Rosaceae (rose family), shrubs and trees widely distributed in north temperate climates and especially common in E North America.
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in botany, name for several spring-blooming plants. In England the hawthorn is called mayflower, or may; in North America the name is used for the trailing arbutus, the hepatica, and an herb (Maianthemum canadense) of the family Liliaceae (lily family).
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May:

see monthmonth,
in chronology, the conventional period of a lunation, i.e., passage of the moon through all its phases. It is usually computed at approximately 29 or 30 days. For the computation of the month and its harmony with the solar calendar and for the months in others than the
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May

Sir Robert McCredie. born 1936, Australian biologist and ecologist
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Did you know that May Day celebrations, including maypole dancing, were banned for a short time in England during the 17th century but have fortunately been enjoyed since, as our pictures show.
Have a go at making a 'Jack in the Green' mask in the School or try some Maypole dancing the pit pony field.
Pupils enjoyed learning routines for the school's annual maypole dancing presentation to celebrate May Day.
Every May, the children pick one of their classmates to be May Queen and they all learn country dances and routines around the maypole.
Jeff's mother Betty also worked part-time in the Maypole until it closed when the area was redeveloped in about 1969 and the site eventually became Toys-R-Us.
Maypole Nursing Home was closed six months later, in March 2003, after a surprise inspection by the National Care Standards Council revealed it was filthy and understaffed.
The festivities started at noon with the raising of the maypole, a tall wooden cross with two rings on each side of the horizontal beam.
Untitled (nOo-gOo), a bough ringed with orange, purple, green, brown, white, and black tape, could be a maypole straight from Robin Hardy's cult pastoral horror movie The Wicker Man (1973).
HE'S played for England, Spurs, Monaco and Chelsea, now Glenn Hoddle is signing for, er, Maypole Athletic.
Maypole served as President and COO of Clevepak Corporation, and President and CEO of Interpace Corporation.
A345 is cause of congestion LOCAL residents and councillors have opposed any highway improvements or alternative route for the A435 between Balsall Heath and the Maypole and this is the cause of the ongoing congestion in Kings Heath High Street and other places on the road.