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Messidor

[ me-see-dawr ]
/ mɛ siˈdɔr /
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noun

(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.

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

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  • On the night of Messidor 9, Labussire abstracted the papers relating to the imprisoned actors and carried them off.

  • On the fifteenth came the first production in Germany of the French opera Messidor before a crowded audience at the opera house.

British Dictionary definitions for Messidor

Messidor
/ French (mesidɔr) /

noun

the month of harvest: the tenth month of the French revolutionary calendar, extending from June 20 to July 19
C19: from French, from Latin messis harvest + Greek dōron gift
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