Pronunciation:  US [meɪ] UK [meɪ]
  • auxv.Possible;;;
  • modv.Possible, (before transition described case) may, (ask permission or give)
  • v.Celebration of Beltane, introducing the Mayflower
  • n.Hawthorn flowers
  • WebPlum May; girls


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