beaver moon

noun
variants: or Beaver Moon

Definition of beaver moon

:the first full moon of November
  • The November full moon is known as the Beaver Moon. This was the time to set traps before the swamps froze to ensure a good supply of furs for the winter. A different interpretation is that this is the time beavers would be most active in the preparation for winter.
  • —Chris PaganTulsa (Oklahoma) World25 Nov. 2012

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First Known Use of beaver moon

1778


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