Mooncalf vs Moonseed - What's the difference?

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Mooncalf is a related term of moonseed.


As nouns the difference between mooncalf and moonseed

is that mooncalf is while moonseed is (botany) a twining plant of the genus (taxlink), eponymous of the menispermae or moonseed family.

mooncalf

English

Alternative forms

*moon-calf

Noun

(mooncalves)
  • * 1610 , , act 2 scene 2
  • Thou art very Trinculo indeed! How cam'st thou / to be the siege of this moon-calf ? Can he vent Trinculos?
  • A poorly-conceived idea or plan.
  • A dreamer, someone absent-minded or distracted; a fool, simpleton.
  • * 1902 , , Olympian Nights , ch. 10:
  • "[Y]ou're a jobbernowl and a doodle, a maundering mooncalf and a blockheaded numps, a gaby and a loon; you're a Hatter !" I shrieked the last epithet.
  • * , "Come On In, The Senility Is Fine":
  • But I can think of no one but a mooncalf or a gaby
    Who would trust their own child to raise a baby.
  • * 1978 , (Lawrence Durrell), Livia'', Faber & Faber 1992 (''Avignon Quintet ), p. 463:
  • He slipped it softly onto her unresisting finger and, like the unwise moncalf he was, kissed it.

    moonseed

    English

    (wikipedia moonseed) (Menispermum)

    Noun

    (en noun)
  • (botany) A twining plant of the genus (taxlink), eponymous of the Menispermae or moonseed family
  • ''The crescent-shaped (hence their name) moonseeds bear black fruits

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