- the moon at and about the period of fullness that is nearest to the autumnal equinox.
Origin of harvest moon
First recorded in 1700–10
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Examples from the Web for harvest moon
And even while the honeymoon—or should we say the harvest-moon?
Summer had come again, the late summer even, and the harvest-moon.
Both were pledged to meet again at the falls at midnight of the harvest-moon.Fish Stories
It was the full of the moon, the harvest-moon, and all the world lay bathed in silver light.
It came above the horizon exactly as we began our journey, a harvest-moon, round and red.Baddeck and That Sort of Thing
Charles Dudley Warner
- the full moon occurring nearest to the autumnal equinox
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