noun an·ti·se·le·ne

Definition of antiselene



  1. :  a white luminous spot like a halo occurring rarely at the same elevation as the moon and in the opposite azimuth

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Origin and Etymology of antiselene

borrowed from New Latin, from anti- 1anti- + Greek selḗnē “moon” — more at selen-

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a trip made at another's expense

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