half-moon: Meaning and Definition of


Pronunciation: (haf'mn', häf'-), [key]
— n.
  1. the moon when, at either quadrature, half its disk is illuminated.
  2. the phase of the moon at this time. See diag. under
  3. something having the shape of a half-moon or crescent.


Pronunciation: (haf'mn", häf'-), [key]
— n.
  1. an edible fish, Medialuna californiensis, found in southern California, having a slate-gray body.

Half' Moon'

Pronunciation: [key]
  1. the ship in which Henry Hudson made his voyage to explore America in 1609.
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