half-moon

[haf-moon, hahf-]
noun
1.
the moon when, at either quadrature, half its disk is illuminated.
2.
the phase of the moon at this time. See diag. under moon.
3.
something having the shape of a half-moon or crescent.

Origin:
1375–1425; late Middle English

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half-moon
 
n
1.  the moon at first or last quarter when half its face is illuminated
2.  the time at which a half-moon occurs
3.  a.  something shaped like a half-moon
 b.  (as modifier): half-moon spectacles
4.  anatomy a nontechnical name for lunula

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Put a scant teaspoon filling on each round, then brush edge lightly with water and fold pastry over filling to form a half-moon.
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