The hawthorn or its blossom
The fifth month of the year, in the northern hemisphere usually considered the last month of spring
As effectively as possible under the circumstances
It would be understandable if one mistakenly did a particular thing
One’s bloom or prime
Used to convey the speaker’s opinion that a reaction is appropriate or unsurprising
A barren and virtually uninhabited island in the Arctic Ocean between Greenland and Norway, annexed by Norway in 1929
Dew formed or gathered on May Day or in the month of May, popularly supposed to have medicinal and cosmetic properties.
The day or evening before May Day.
A hawthorn of southern North America, Crataegus aestivalis; the edible fruit of this tree.
Another term for cockchafer.
1 May, celebrated in many countries as a traditional springtime festival or as an international day honouring workers
A ball or similar entertainment held in May or (at the University of Cambridge) during May Week.
US the bobolink, Dolichonyx oryzivorus.
The marsh marigold, Caltha palustris.
The hawthorn tree, Crataegus monogyna; a branch of this.
More fully May duke cherry. An early-ripening variety of duke cherry; the tree which bears this fruit.
US the striped killifish, Fundulus majalis.
In plural The merrymaking and sports associated with May celebrations.
A grass which flowers or is in its prime in May.
= May Queen.
Lily of the valley, Convallaria majalis (now rare).
(At Cambridge University) intercollegiate rowing races held in the Easter term.
(At Cambridge University) the term after Easter; the Easter term.
(At Cambridge University) the week in late May or early June in which the May races are held.
A resort city in extreme southern New Jersey, on the Atlantic Ocean; population 3,686 (est. 2008)
A pretty girl chosen and crowned in traditional celebrations of May Day
A small basket, traditionally filled with flowers, confectionery, etc., and hung or left at the door of a loved one or friend on May Day as a token of affection.
Blossom that appears in May, especially hawthorn blossom; a spray of such blossom.
A small, early kind of cherry.
A kitten born in May, regarded as being sickly or unlucky; also in extended use.
A morning in May; specifically the morning of May Day.
(1912–95), US writer and poet; born in Belgium; born Eleanore Marie Sarton. Her many volumes of poetry include The Land of Silence (1953) and In Time Like Air (1958). She also wrote novels such as Faithful Are the Wounds (1955), Mrs. Stevens Hears the Mermaids Singing (1965), and As We Are Now (1973) and memoirs such as I Knew a Phoenix (1959), Plant Dreaming Deep (1968), and At Eighty-Two (1996)
No matter what happens
Cheerful and reckless
those devil-may-care young pilots
(1832–88), American novelist. She is best known for the novel Little Women (1868-9), based on her New England childhood. Alcott was involved in diverse reform movements, including women’s suffrage
Another term for May queen.
According to the circumstances (used when referring to two or more alternatives)
Used at the beginning of a letter, notice, or testimonial when the identity of the reader or readers is unknown
Despite that; nevertheless
That may or may not be so (implying that this is not a significant consideration)
Your experience may be different