Crescentic vs Demilune - What's the difference?

crescentic | demilune |


As adjectives the difference between crescentic and demilune

is that crescentic is growing, increasing, gaining size etc while demilune is (of furniture) in the shape of a half-moon, ie semicircular.

As a noun demilune is

a fortification constructed beyond the main ditch of a fortress, and in front of the curtain between two bastions, intended to defend the curtain; a ravelin.

crescentic

English

Adjective

(en adjective)
  • growing, increasing, gaining size etc.
  • Crescent-shaped.
  • * 1972 , Vladimir Nabokov, Transparent Things , McGraw-Hill 1972, p. 25:
  • Twin dimples of the crescentic type came down her tanned cheeks on the sides of her mournful mouth.

    Synonyms

    * crescent

    Derived terms

    * crescentic nephritis (a kidney disease)

    Anagrams

    *

    demilune

    English

    Adjective

    (-)
  • (of furniture) In the shape of a half-moon, i.e. semicircular.
  • * {{quote-news, year=2007, date=February 9, author=Wendy Moonan, title=Relics of the 19th Century, in a Sentimental Mood, work=New York Times citation
  • , passage=A handsome pair of tall, walnut-veneered Biedermeier bookcases from Austria, circa 1835, can be had from Iliad Antik of New York for $95,000, while Clinton Howell of New York has a rare pair of marquetry inlaid demilune consoles that he attributes to the workshop of John Linnell of England, circa 1755. }}

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • A fortification constructed beyond the main ditch of a fortress, and in front of the curtain between two bastions, intended to defend the curtain; a ravelin.
  • (biology) A crescentic mass of granular protoplasm present in the salivary glands.