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Definition of well-dressing noun from the Oxford Advanced Learner's Dictionary

 

well-dressing

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a traditional English custom, especially in the towns and villages of Derbyshire. It involves decorating wells (= places where water can be taken from under the ground) with pictures made from flowers, leaves and other natural materials in early summer, especially around the time of Whit.