Ope"tide` (?), n. [Ope + tide.]

Open time; -- applied to different things

: (a)

The early spring, or the time when flowers begin opening.

[Archaic] Nares. (b)

The time between Epiphany and Ash Wednesday wherein marriages were formerly solemnized publicly in churches. [Eng.]

(c)

The time after harvest when the common fields are open to all kinds of stock.

[Prov.Eng.] Halliwell. [Written also opentide.]

 

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