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Messidor

[me-see-dawr] /mɛ siˈdɔr/
noun
1.
(in the French Revolutionary calendar) the tenth month of the year, extending from June 19 to July 18.
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  • The date is doubtless 27 Messidor (July 16), and the fte alluded to that of July 14.

    Napoleon's Letters to Josephine Henry Foljambe Hall
  • On the night of Messidor 9, Labussire abstracted the papers relating to the imprisoned actors and carried them off.

  • Messidor brought its quota of wild roses in the hedgerows, just as archaic June had done.

    I Will Repay Baroness Emmuska Orczy
British Dictionary definitions for Messidor

Messidor

/mesidɔr/
noun
1.
the month of harvest: the tenth month of the French revolutionary calendar, extending from June 20 to July 19
Word Origin
C19: from French, from Latin messis harvest + Greek dōron gift
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