(||Moon"shee) n. [Hind. munishi, fr. Ar. munishi a writer, author, secretary, tutor.] A Mohammedan professor or teacher of language. [India]

(Moon"shine`) n.

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.

(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.

(Moon"struck`) a.

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.

(Moon"y) a.

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 host
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 towns.

  By PanEris using Melati.

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