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  1. (in the French Revolutionary calendar) the tenth month of the year, extending from June 19 to July 18.
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Historical Examples of messidor

  • 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


  1. the month of harvest: the tenth month of the French revolutionary calendar, extending from June 20 to July 19
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Word Origin for Messidor

C19: from French, from Latin messis harvest + Greek dōron gift
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