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Meaning of MOONSHINE

Pronunciation:  'moonshIn

WordNet Dictionary
  1. [n]  whiskey illegally distilled from a corn mash
  2. [n]  the light of the moon; "moonlight is the smuggler's enemy"; "the moon was bright enough to read by"
  3. [v]  distill (alcohol) illegally; produce moonshine

MOONSHINE is a 9 letter word that starts with M.


 Synonyms: bootleg, corn liquor, moon, moonlight
 See Also: corn, corn whiskey, corn whisky, distil, distill, extract, light, moonbeam, moonray, visible light, visible radiation



Webster's 1913 Dictionary
  1. \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.]
  2. \Moon"shine`\, a.
    Moonlight. [R.] --Clarendon.
  3. \Moon"shine`\, n.
    Liquor smuggled or illicitly distilled. [Dial. Eng., &
    Colloq. or Slang, U. S.]
  4. \Moon"shine`\, a.
    1. Empty; trivial; idle.
    2. Designating, or pertaining to, illicit liquor; as,
       moonshine whisky. [Dial. Eng., & Colloq. or Slang, U. S.]
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