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earthlight

[urth-lahyt] /ˈɜrθˌlaɪt/
noun, Astronomy
Origin
1825-1835
1825-35; earth + light1
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British Dictionary definitions for earthlight

earthlight

/ˈɜːθˌlaɪt/
noun
1.
another name for earthshine

earthshine

/ˈɜːθˌʃaɪn/
noun
1.
the ashen light reflected from the earth, which illuminates the new moon when it is not receiving light directly from the sun
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Word Origin and History for earthlight
n.

1833, from earth + light (n.). Apparently coined by British astronomer John Herschel.

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