Definition of Harvest moon

1. Noun. The full moon nearest the September equinox.




Definition of Harvest moon

1. Noun. The first full moon of autumn by a tropical year. ¹

2. Noun. The full moon nearest the autumn equinox, when the moon rises the latest and lowest in the sky and seems to appear the biggest, as seen from the Northern Hemisphere. ¹

¹ Source: wiktionary.com

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Lexicographical Neighbors of Harvest Moon

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harumphs
haruspex
haruspication
haruspications
haruspices
haruspicies
haruspicy
harvest
harvest-lice
harvest bug
harvest fly
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harvest mite
harvest mites
harvest moon (current term)
harvest mouse
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Literary usage of Harvest moon

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1. The New Poetry: An Anthology by Harriet Monroe, Alice Corbin Henderson (1917)
"UNDER THE harvest moon Under the harvest moon, When the soft silver Drips shimmering Over the garden nights, Death, the gray mocker, Comes and whispers to ..."

2. Publications of the Astronomical Society of the Pacific by Astronomical Society of the Pacific (1894)
"THE harvest moon. BY ORRIN E. HARMON. ... 1894, for the first time in nearly nineteen years, the harvest Moon will appear in her full splendor. ..."

3. Scientific Dialogues: Intended for the Instruction and Entertainment of by Jeremiah Joyce (1852)
"... and it is least when she is in her apogee, or the point farthest from the earth. CONVERSATION XVII. OF THE harvest moon. T. From what we said yesterday, ..."

4. The Moon: Her Motions, Aspect, Scenery, and Physical Condition by Richard Anthony Proctor (1873)
"In latitudes higher than ours the phenomena of the harvest moon and hunter's moon are more marked, because the angle HEM' (fig. ..."

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