Found 2 items, similar to Moon trefoil.
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Definition: moon trefoil
n : evergreen shrub of southern European highlands having downy
foliage and a succession of yellow flowers throughout the
summer followed by curious snail-shaped pods [syn: Medicago arborea
English → English
Definition: Moon trefoil
(m[=oo]n), n. [OE. mone, AS. m[=o]na; akin to D.
maan, OS. & OHG. m[=a]no, G. mond, Icel. m[=a]ni, Dan. maane,
Sw. m[*a]ne, Goth. m[=e]na, Lith. men[*u], L. mensis month,
Gr. mh`nh moon, mh`n month, Skr. m[=a]s moon, month; prob.
from a root meaning to measure (cf. Skr. m[=a] to measure),
from its serving to measure the time. [root]271. Cf. Mete
to measure, Menses
1. The celestial orb which revolves round the earth; the
satellite of the earth; a secondary planet, whose light,
borrowed from the sun, is reflected to the earth, and
serves to dispel the darkness of night. The diameter of
the moon is 2,160 miles, its mean distance from the earth
is 240,000 miles, and its mass is one eightieth that of
the earth. See Lunar month
, under Month
The crescent moon, the diadem of night. --Cowper.
2. A secondary planet, or satellite, revolving about any
member of the solar system; as, the moons of Jupiter or
3. The time occupied by the moon in making one revolution in
her orbit; a month. --Shak.
4. (Fort.) A crescentlike outwork. See Half-moon
5. The deliberately exposed naked buttocks. [slang]
(a) (Far.) A kind of ophthalmia liable to recur at
intervals of three or four weeks.
(b) (Med.) Hemeralopia.
, a dial used to indicate time by moonlight.
, a round face like a full moon.
, lunacy. [Poetic]
, a lunar month.
(Bot.), a shrubby species of medic (Medicago arborea
). See Medic
, a lunar year, consisting of lunar months, being
sometimes twelve and sometimes thirteen.
, see blue moon
in the vocabulary.