The moon overhead was gibbous, and there were no clouds in the sky.
Steep and gibbous behind, becoming at length smooth and equal.
And one gibbous side was further decorated with bold black script advertising the establishment of its origin.
The night was clear, and a gibbous moon was high in the sky.
Corolla tubular, gibbous at base, somewhat equally 5-lobed, scarcely longer than the calyx.
A gibbous moon brightened the sky and silvered the slopes about me.
gibbous: hump-backed; protuberant: said of a macula when it resembles a moon more than half full.
Now he softly opened the sash, and the radiance of a gibbous moon riding in the opposite sky flooded the apartment.
Standard roundish, silky outside, wings coherent; keel erect, gibbous or spurred at base.
He was more often at the telescope than at the Bachelors', and seemed on the way to become almost as gibbous as the planet Mars.
c.1400, "bulging, convex," from Late Latin gibbus "hunchbacked," from Latin gibbus "hump, hunch," of uncertain origin. Of the moon from early 15c.; also used from 15c. of hunchbacks.
gibbous gib·bous (gĭb'əs)
Characterized by convexity; protuberant.
Having a hump; humpbacked.
More than half but less than fully illuminated. Used to describe the Moon or a planet. Compare crescent.