The New Student's Reference Work/April
For works with similar titles, see April.
A′pril, the fourth month of the year, containing 30 days. It is named from a Latin word, meaning “to open,” because the buds open at this period of the year. Charlemagne, who made a new calendar, called it Grass Month, the name still given it by the Dutch. On old monuments April is represented by a dancing boy with a rattle.