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