moonbow

[moon-boh]

noun

a rainbow caused by the refraction and reflection of light from the moon.

Nearby words

  1. moon-faced,
  2. moon-shot,
  3. moon-up,
  4. moonball,
  5. moonbeam,
  6. mooncalf,
  7. moonchild,
  8. mooned,
  9. mooneye,
  10. moonfish

Origin of moonbow

First recorded in 1890–95; moon + (rain)bow

Also called lunar rainbow.

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