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harvest moon

noun
1.
the moon at and about the period of fullness that is nearest to the autumnal equinox.
Origin of harvest moon
1700-1710
1700-10
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  • The station was open and airless as harvest moon had been before the humans got there.

    Legacy James H Schmitz
  • At the time of the harvest moon comes the last feast of the summer.

  • The harvest moon, full and golden, was rising behind the crest of Cwm Dinas.

  • Merrihew's face was as broad and shining as the harvest moon.

    The Lure of the Mask Harold MacGrath
  • And there, plainly marked against the face of the harvest moon, they could see the head and shoulders of an Indian brave!

  • The harvest moon in the zenith was flooding the world with unclouded light.

    The Mermaid Lily Dougall
  • The harvest moon made no effort to escape her anchorage, though the engine below began thumping busily.

    The Belted Seas Arthur Colton
  • It needed a base like harvest moon from which to operate and on which to provide for its requirements.

    Legacy James H Schmitz
  • Then he paraded the harvest moon the length of Portate's water-front, tooting his steam whistle.

    The Belted Seas Arthur Colton
  • The harvest moon that year can have looked on no happier meeting.

    Emily Bront A. Mary F. (Agnes Mary Frances) Robinson
British Dictionary definitions for harvest moon

harvest moon

noun
1.
the full moon occurring nearest to the autumnal equinox
Collins English Dictionary - Complete & Unabridged 2012 Digital Edition
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