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Wordnet 3.0

NOUN (1)

1. immediately preceding Lent;

The Collaborative International Dictionary of English v.0.48:

Shrovetide \Shrove"tide`\, n. [From shrive to take a confession (OE. imp. shrof, AS. scr[=a]f) + tide.] The days immediately preceding Ash Widnesday, especially the period between the evening before Quinguagesima Sunday and the morning of Ash Wednesday. [1913 Webster]
WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006):

Shrovetide n 1: immediately preceding Lent