banyan day

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In British naval tradition, this originally referred to a day of the week when galley kitchens served no meat on board ship.

Etymology:

  • According to the OED, the term is borrowed from the Banyans in the East Indies, a caste that ate nothing that had life.
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Submitted on September 01, 2009

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banyan dayIn modern usage it refers to a picnic or cookout for the ship's crew.
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