celebrated around the summer solstice, it marks the longest day in the year, and the beginning of the end for the year, all days thereafter growing shorter. Also associated in Celtic mythology with the feast day of Beltaine, and fertility rites. Often marked by bonfires.

Mid"sum`mer (?), n. [AS. midsumor.]

The middle of summer.


Midsummer daisy Bot., the oxeye daisy.


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