Harvest vs Muttonbirding - What's the difference?

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As nouns the difference between harvest and muttonbirding

is that harvest is the third season of the year; autumn; fall while muttonbirding is the seasonal harvesting of petrel chicks, especially shearwater species, for food, oil and feathers.

As a verb harvest

is to bring in a harvest; reap; glean.

harvest

Alternative forms

* (l), (l), (l), (l) (dialectal)

Noun

(en noun)
  • The third season of the year; autumn; fall.
  • The season of gathering ripened crops; specifically, the time of reaping and gathering grain.
  • The process of harvesting, gathering the ripened crop.
  • The yield of harvesting, i.e. the gathered crops or fruits.
  • This year's cotton harvest''' was great but the corn '''harvest was disastrous.
  • * 1911 , (Jack London), The Whale Tooth
  • *:The frizzle-headed man-eaters were loath to leave their fleshpots so long as the harvest' of human carcases was plentiful. Sometimes, when the ' harvest was too plentiful, they imposed on the missionaries by letting the word slip out that on such a day there would be a killing and a barbecue.
  • * Shakespeare
  • To glean the broken ears after the man / That the main harvest reaps.
  • (by extension) The product or result of any exertion or labor; gain; reward.
  • * Fuller
  • The pope's principal harvest was in the jubilee.
  • * Wordsworth
  • the harvest of a quiet eye
  • (paganism) A modern pagan ceremony held on or around the autumn equinox, which is in the harvesting season.
  • * {{quote-book, year=1907, author=
  • , title=The Dust of Conflict , chapter=20 citation , passage=Hester Earle and Violet Wayne were moving about the aisle with bundles of wheat-ears and streamers of ivy, for the harvest thanksgiving was shortly to be celebrated, while the vicar stood waiting for their directions on the chancel steps with a great handful of crimson gladioli.}}

    Synonyms

    * (season of the year) autumn, fall * (horti- or agricultural yield) crop

    Verb

    (en verb)
  • To bring in a harvest; reap; glean.
  • To be occupied bringing in a harvest
  • ''Harvesting is a stressing, thirsty occupation
  • To win, achieve a gain.
  • ''The rising star harvested well-deserved acclaim, even an Oscar under 21

    Derived terms

    * harvestable * harvestability * harvester * harvest bug * harvest fish * harvest fly * harvest home * harvest louse * harvestman * harvest mite * harvest moon * harvest mouse * harvest queen * harvest spider * harvest time

    muttonbirding

    English

    Noun

    (-) (wikipedia muttonbirding)
  • The seasonal harvesting of petrel chicks, especially shearwater species, for food, oil and feathers.