Moonshine vs Moonseed - What's the difference?

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Moonshine is a related term of moonseed.

As nouns the difference between moonshine and moonseed

is that moonshine is (literally) the light of the moon; moonlight while moonseed is (botany) a twining plant of the genus (taxlink), eponymous of the menispermae or moonseed family.




(en noun)
  • (literally) The light of the moon; moonlight.
  • Illegally distilled liquor, so named because much of the manufacturing process is often conducted without artificial light at night when the moon is shining.
  • They watered down the moonshine .
  • * 1920 , , The Understanding Heart , Chapter IV
  • “Wish I'd been more polite to that girl,” the sheriff remarked regretfully. “ I ain't had a bite to eat since four o'clock this morning, and I'm hungry as a wolverine. … I know she'd have give me another drink of that old moonshine she has.”
  • (colloquial) nonsense
  • He was talking moonshine .
  • * , 2012 interview.'>citation
  • "We forget what we have learned in the last 60 years. At university I once asked one of my lecturers why he was not talking to us about continental drift and I was told, sneeringly, that if I could I prove there was a force that could move continents, then he might think about it. The idea was moonshine , I was informed."
  • (mathematics) A branch of pure mathematics relating the monster group to an invariant of elliptic functions; see (monstrous moonshine).
  • (US) A spiced dish of eggs and fried onions.
  • (obsolete) A month.
  • * Shakespeare
  • Wherefore should I / Stand in the plague of custom and permit / The curiosity of nations to deprive me / For that I am some twelve or fourteen moonshines / Lag of a brother?


    * (moonlight) moonbeam * (illegal liquor) bathtub gin, bootleg, corn liquor, hooch, mountain dew, white lightning, coon-dick, coondick

    Derived terms

    * moonshiney, moonshiny





    (wikipedia moonseed) (Menispermum)


    (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