moonbeam

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Etymology[edit]

In Shakespeare's Midsummer Night's Dream 1590.[1] Compound of moon +‎ beam.

Noun[edit]

moonbeam (plural moonbeams)

  1. A shaft of moonlight;[2].
  2. Moonlight generally.

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  1. ^ Chambers Dictionary of Etymology, Robert K. Barnhart (ed.), Chambers, 1988
  2. ^ Webster's College Dictionary, Random House, 2001