(||Moon"shee) n. [Hind. munishi, fr. Ar. munishi a writer, author, secretary, tutor.] A Mohammedan
professor or teacher of language. [India]
1. The light of the moon.
2. Hence, show without substance or reality.
3. A month. [R.] Shak.
4. A preparation of eggs for food. [Obs.]
(Moon"shine`), a. Moonlight. [R.] Clarendon.
(Moon"shin`er) n. A person engaged in illicit distilling; so called because the work is
largely done at night. [Cant, U.S.]
(Moon"shin`y) a. Moonlight. [Colloq.]
I went to see them in a moonshiny night.Addison.
(Moon"stone`) n. (Min.) A nearly pellucid variety of feldspar, showing pearly or opaline
reflections from within. It is used as a gem. The best specimens come from Ceylon.
(Moon"strick`en) a. See Moonstruck.
1. Mentally affected or deranged by the supposed influence of the moon; lunatic.
2. Produced by the supposed influence of the moon. "Moonstruck madness." Milton.
3. Made sick by the supposed influence of the moon, as a human being; made unsuitable for food, as
fishes, by such supposed influence.
(Moon"wort`) n. (Bot.) (a) The herb lunary or honesty. See Honesty. (b) Any fern of the
genus Botrychium, esp. B. Lunaria; so named from the crescent-shaped segments of its frond.
1. Of or pertaining to the moon.
Soft and pale as the moony beam.J. R. Drake.
2. Furnished with a moon; bearing a crescent.
But soon the miscreant moony hostFenton.
Before the victor cross shall fly.
3. Silly; weakly sentimental. [Colloq.] G. Eliot.
(Moor) n. [F. More, Maure, L. Maurus a Moor, a Mauritanian, an inhabitant of Mauritania, Gr.
May^ros; cf. may^ros black, dark. Cf. Morris a dance, Morocco.]
1. One of a mixed race inhabiting Morocco, Algeria, Tunis, and Tripoli, chiefly along the coast and in