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harvest moon

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noun
  1. 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

Historical Examples

  • And even while the honeymoon—or should we say the harvest-moon?

    Little Journeys to the Homes of the Great Philosophers, Volume 8

    Elbert Hubbard

  • 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

    Henry Abbott

  • 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


British Dictionary definitions for harvest moon

harvest moon

noun
  1. the full moon occurring nearest to the autumnal equinox
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