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harvest moon

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  1. the moon at and about the period of fullness that is nearest to the autumnal equinox.
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Origin of harvest moon

First recorded in 1700–10
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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

  1. the full moon occurring nearest to the autumnal equinox
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