Eccles. a festival celebrated on the Thursday or Sunday after Trinity Sunday, in honor of the Eucharist
Origin of Corpus ChristiClassical Latin Body of Christ
city in SE Tex., on the Gulf of Mexico: pop. 277,000
A city of southern Texas on Corpus Christi Bay, an arm of the Gulf of Mexico at the mouth of the Nueces River. Founded as a trading post in 1839, the city developed as a port.
A Christian feast in honor of the Eucharist, observed on the first Thursday or the first Sunday after Trinity Sunday.
Origin of Corpus ChristiMiddle English, from Medieval Latin Corpus Chrīstī, body of Christ : Latin corpus, body + Latin Chrīstī, genitive of Chrīstus, Christ.
Latin, meaning "body of Christ".