(in the French Revolutionary calendar) the first month of the year, extending from September 22 to October 21.

Origin of Vendémiaire

< French, equivalent to vendémi- (< Latin vindēmia vintage) + -aire -ary Unabridged Based on the Random House Unabridged Dictionary, © Random House, Inc. 2019

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the month of the grape harvest: the first month of the French Revolutionary calendar, extending from Sept 23 to Oct 22

Word Origin for Vendémiaire

C18: from French, from Latin vindēmia vintage, from vīnum wine + dēmere to take away
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