Pronunciation: (haf'mOOn', häf'-), [key]
1. the moon when, at either quadrature, half its disk is illuminated.
2. the phase of the moon at this time. See diag. under moon.
3. something having the shape of a half-moon or crescent.
Pronunciation: (haf'mOOn", häf'-), [key]
an edible fish, Medialuna californiensis, found in southern California, having a slate-gray body.
the ship in which Henry Hudson made his voyage to explore America in 1609.
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