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harvest moon

noun
1.
the moon at and about the period of fullness that is nearest to the autumnal equinox.
Origin of harvest moon
1700-1710
First recorded in 1700-10
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Examples from the Web for harvest moon
Historical Examples
  • He was as yellow as a harvest moon, he was fed on fish, and was of a prodigious fatness.

    Glory of Youth Temple Bailey
  • At the time of the harvest moon comes the last feast of the summer.

  • Merrihew's face was as broad and shining as the harvest moon.

    The Lure of the Mask Harold MacGrath
  • The harvest moon in the zenith was flooding the world with unclouded light.

    The Mermaid

    Lily Dougall
  • One was fair, with yellow locks, the colour of the harvest moon.

  • Do you remember the time you passed out on the harvest moon?

    Legacy James H Schmitz
  • It needed a base like harvest moon from which to operate and on which to provide for its requirements.

    Legacy James H Schmitz
  • The station was open and airless as harvest moon had been before the humans got there.

    Legacy James H Schmitz
  • The phenomenon of the "harvest moon" may be briefly explained as follows.

    The Astronomy of the Bible E. Walter Maunder
  • The harvest moon that year can have looked on no happier meeting.

    Emily Bront

    A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
British Dictionary definitions for harvest moon

harvest moon

noun
1.
the full moon occurring nearest to the autumnal equinox
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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