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from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition

  • n. The phase of the moon occurring when it passes between the earth and the sun and is invisible or visible only as a narrow crescent at sunset.
  • n. The crescent moon.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License

  • n. The phase of the moon when it is in conjunction with the sun.
  • n. The moon when it is in conjunction with the sun.
  • n. The phase of the moon when it is waxing.
  • n. The moon when it is waxing.
  • n. The day when the new moon is first seen or is expected to appear.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English

  • adj. The day when the new moon is first seen; the first day of the lunar month, which was a holy day among the Jews.

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • n. the time at which the Moon appears as a narrow waxing crescent

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