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 Pagan, Tulsa (Oklahoma) World, 25 Nov. 2012

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1778, in the meaning defined above

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“Beaver moon.” Merriam-Webster.com Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, https://www.merriam-webster.com/dictionary/beaver%20moon. Accessed 30 Oct. 2020.

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