Definition of demilune in English:



  • A crescent or half-circle, or a thing of this shape.

    as modifier ‘demilune shutters’
    • ‘Crafted by hand, this demilune console table has a fossil stone top that adds an old-world feel to any environment.’
    • ‘These are two demilunes I have just finished.’
    • ‘Even so, the characteristic appearance of demilunes is nonetheless a useful diagnostic for identifying sero-mucous glands.’
    • ‘The appearance of serous demilunes may, in fact, be an artifact of sample fixation.’
    • ‘We make it easy to choose the best demilune table at the best price.’
    half-moon, sickle-shape, semicircle
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Early 18th century: from French demi-lune, literally ‘half-moon’.