Moonlight is a related term of moonseed.
As nouns the difference between moonlight and moonseed
is that moonlight
is the light reflected from the moon
[webster's college dictionary , random house, 2001]
is (botany) a twining plant of the genus (taxlink
), eponymous of the menispermae or moonseed family.
As a verb moonlight
is to work on the side (at a secondary job), often in the evening or during the night
The light reflected from the moon.
[Webster's College Dictionary , Random House, 2001]
(attributive) Illuminated by the light from the moon. [The Illustrated Oxford Dictionary , Oxford University Press, 1998]
To work on the side (at a secondary job), often in the evening or during the night.
(by extension) To engage in an activity other than what one is known for.
In American English, to moonlight is simply to work at secondary employment;
[Mish, Drederick C. (ed.). 1995. Merriam-Webster's Collegiate Dictionary.'' 10th ed. Springfield, MA: Merriam-Webster.] in British English, it used to imply working secretly (i.e., not paying tax on the extra money earned), but more recent editions of some UK dictionaries no longer mention a difference to the US usage. [Treffry, Diana (ed.). 1999. ''Collins Paperback English Dictionary. 4th ed. Glasgow: HarperCollins.]
(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