moonshine etymology

English word moonshine comes from English moon, English shine

Detailed word origin of moonshine

Dictionary entryLanguageDefinition
moon English (eng) (cartomancy) The thirty-second Lenormand card.. (literary) A month, particularly a lunar month.. Any natural satellite of a planet.. (with "the") Earth's only natural satellite.. A crescent-like outwork in a fortification.. The eighteenth trump/major arcana card of the Tarot. (intransitive, US, colloquial) (usually followed by over or after) To fuss over something adoringly; to be infatuated [...]
shine English (eng) (US, transitive) To make bright; to cause to shine by reflected light.. (intransitive) To be effulgent in splendour or beauty.. (intransitive) To be eminent, conspicuous, or distinguished; to exhibit brilliant intellectual powers.. (intransitive) To be immediately apparent.. (intransitive) To distinguish oneself; to excel.. (intransitive) To emit light.. (intransitive) To reflect light.. [...]
moonshine English (eng) (US) A spiced dish of eggs and fried onions.. (colloquial) nonsense. (informal) High-proof alcohol (especially whiskey) that is often, but not always, produced illegally.. (literally) The light of the moon; moonlight.. (mathematics) A branch of pure mathematics relating the Monster group to an invariant of elliptic functions.. (obsolete) A month.

Words with the same origin as moonshine

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