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perilune

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noun peri·lune \ˈper-ə-ˌlün\

Definition of perilune

  1. :  the point in the path of a body orbiting the moon that is nearest to the center of the moon — compare apolune



Origin and Etymology of perilune

peri- + Latin luna moon — more at lunar


First Known Use: 1960

Rhymes with perilune

afternoon, apolune, barracoon, Brigadoon, call the tune, Cameroon, dessertspoon, greasy spoon, harvest moon, honeymoon, importune, macaroon, octoroon, opportune, pantaloon, picaroon, picayune, rigadoon, saskatoon, Saskatoon, silver spoon, tablespoon


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