from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. See earthshine.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. sunlight reflected from the earth's surface
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. the light reflected by the earth, as upon the moon, and corresponding to moonlight; -- called also earth shine.
- n. The sunlight reflected from the earth to the moon, by which we see faintly, when the moon is near the sun (either before or after new moon), that part of the moon's disk unillumined by direct sunlight, or “the old moon in the arms of the new.”
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. Light reflected by the earth: same as earth-shine.
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