One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
The sixth month of the year, in the northern hemisphere usually considered the first month of summer.‘the roses flower in June’as modifier ‘a June afternoon’
- ‘The June meeting will be a visit to Conderton Pottery followed by a meal at the Yew Tree Inn.’
- ‘In June the weather is nice and you can enjoy the long evenings to relax in the town after a hard day at the circuit.’
- ‘The council will hear about proposed schemes for the centre in its June cycle of meetings.’
- ‘Ballot boxes will be left to gather dust in the June elections, as every vote will be cast by post.’
- ‘He added: ‘It's got to be one of the hottest Junes in recent years.’’
- ‘In June the country was praised for its disaster preparations in a Red Cross report.’
- ‘They flower from March to June and disperse mature seeds from May to July in the second year.’
- ‘One June morning, Hunt places an imposing purple box on the worktable in his office.’
- ‘The best time to do this job is between April and June, immediately after flowering.’
- ‘The revamped books are to be released three at a time each month from June until December.’
- ‘In June last year, she became so ill that her mother came from the country to take her home to die.’
- ‘In June the sea was warm enough to swim in but the weather wasn't too hot for sightseeing.’
- ‘Stevens was jailed for three years and three months for the store raid last June.’
- ‘Indeed, the region was in the midst of one of its wettest Junes on record.’
- ‘By June last year his studies were complete, but Tyrone had a lot of ground to make up.’
- ‘There are thousands of orchids and other chalk downland flowers to see in June and July.’
- ‘In June this year, he ordered a crossbow with a laser targeting sight from the internet.’
- ‘In June next year I will be free to talk to the third team or anyone else, but I try not to look ahead.’
- ‘In June they offered her a place to stay until she could get her life together, he said.’
- ‘In June I set up an inclusion unit to deal with people who do not fit the drug treatment system.’
Middle English: from Old French juin, from Latin Junius (mensis) ‘(month) of June’, variant of Junonius ‘sacred to Juno’.
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