man moon

man in the moon

noun
a fancied semblance of a human face in the disk of the full moon, so perceived because of variations in the moon's topography.

Origin:
1275–1325; Middle English

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man in the moon
 
n
1.  the moon when considered to resemble the face of a man
2.  (in folklore and nursery rhyme) a character dwelling in the moon

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